Westborough, MA – October 8, 2012 – Cumulus Global (www.cumulusglobal.com) announced it will feature web-based learning solutions at the company’s first-ever participation in the MassCUE Technology Conference. Cumulus Global will conduct live demonstrations of how Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education combine to provide students with better access to educational resources, expand collaborative learning, and improve student-teacher interaction. Cumulus Global will be at Booth 219 on October 24th and 25th.
“Google Apps is much more than email, it creates a learning platform that empowers students and teachers to work together, providing students access to productivity tools without expensive hardware or software,” stated Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global. “Chromebooks give students a fully web-connected computer at a fraction of the cost of laptops and netbooks and without the expensive administrative overhead.”
While many schools begin with carts, providing Chromebooks to students in specific classes and subjects, districts are starting to deploy Chromebooks as part of a one-to-one program. As a web-centric device, students can access educational applications and resources without the limitation of an “app store”.
“While other devices get more press, Chromebooks deliver more value in the classroom”, notes Falcon. “Students can write and edit papers, create presentations, and work with video. Schools can manage Chromebooks without the complexity and cost that comes with iPads and traditional laptops.”
With a full keyboard, mousepad, 12.1” screen, and HD audio and video, Chromebooks enable students to complete papers, presentations, and projects with the ability to share, collaborate, and get feedback directly from teachers. Chromebooks are more secure than laptops, with automatic operating system updates, built-in malware protection, and no local user profiles or local data. The ChromeOS Management Service gives administrators full control over the devices without monthly updates and expensive imaging/ghosting systems.