Jay Pfaffman - LTSP as a New Model of Ubiquitous Computing for Schools: Fact or Foolishness?
Jay Pfaffman is an assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Tennessee. He instructs teachers on how and why to consider using Open Source Software in their own classrooms and models using OSS by using only OSS tools and loaning students laptops so that they can install and use Ubuntu. He studies how to increase the availability of computers in K-12 classrooms using thin clients and Linux Terminal Servers. He has also developed a range of web-based applications for education, including Webliographer, an early social bookmarking application designed especially for schools.