Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Symantec's pcANYWHERE

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Symantec's pcANYWHERE

Article excerpt

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce pcANYWHERE to my classroom. It is an extremely friendly, simple program that allows my students to link to the other computers in the class and run them with the remote control processing that the program offers. The program lets users securely locate, access, and transfer information to and from any PC.

Unfortunately, it is so simple that there isn't the opportunity for much of a detailed classroom lesson, other than remote controlling the host computer. I wish the user manual went into greater explanation and detail about the specific operation processes. The help files are short and to the point, and allow little opportunity for major analysis.

The nature of my Technology Studies program is to introduce my students to higher technologies, in the hope that they might develop an interest that will motivate them into a pursuit of higher vocational preparation. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to apply technology tools to lesson plans.

My second year class has created a one-hour modular study of pcANYWHERE for my introduction and first-year technology classes, allowing them to flow through the application in a step by step process. …

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