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The Benefits of Information Technology in Education

December 18th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

The way education has changed over the last three decades in relation to Information Technology (IT) is unbelievable. When I was at school (over twenty-five years ago!) it was all about books, encyclopaedias and libraries. I remember my dad purchasing a whole book-shelf load of encyclopaedias and telling me "now you can find any information you need for your school-work". I also remember regular after-school visits to the library. How times have changed!

As a parent and teacher I can really see the difference IT has made to the world of education. No school is without computers, programs or internet. When my children have a school project they simply log-on to the computer and find all the information they need; no need to visit the library or go through grandpa's old books any more! And I think nowadays most homes are not complete with... Read More »

5 of the most common PC problems (and how to fix them)

September 8th, 2009 by Emily

We all know how easy it is for a computer to break during every day use - and it always seems to happen just when that essay's getting very close to the deadline. But do you know how easy it is to fix many of the most common computer problems? Here we run through five of the most widespread PC issues you are likely to encounter, and how they may not be as complicated to put right as it might seem at first ...

1. Faulty power supply. If nothing happens when you try and turn your computer on, and you have made sure it is plugged in OK, the problem for lack of power may lie with the PC's internal adaptor. It's easy to replace - just unhook the adaptor from the motherboard and connect the new one up instead.

2. There is no picture on your monitor. If you turn your PC on, but cannot s... Read More »