Intel has announced that it has collaborated with Dell Technologies and the Chandler Unified School District to produce a transformative model to provide educational technology-as-a-service (ETaaS) solutions to school districts, beginning with the release of a proof of "capability" pilot in Chandler, Arizona. The Chandler High School pilot will develop a blueprint that can scale ETaaS to schools across the globe.
Through this model, the team will deploy 800 Latitude 5320 and 3,200 Latitude 3310 notebooks to allow one-to-one learning for students and teachers at Chandler High School. The Latitude 5320 comes with Intel vPro powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors that will deliver the performance that students require for multiple applications with intense learning workloads. The Latitude 3310 features Intel's i5 Core Processor that is a two-in-one education purpose-built convertible design.
Out of the 800 Latitude 5320 devices, 300 will be cellular-connected with integrated LTE activated through the Verizon network. These devices will also deliver other services provided by Dell Technologies including etching, asset tagging, connect and configuration, and teacher professional development.
The main aim of this collaboration is to "change the way K-12 school districts embrace education technology to effectively bridge the digital divide, streamline deployment, enhance delivery and efficiently uplift support for anywhere, anytime learning."