Windows 8 in Schools: A New Platform for Mobile Devices

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.

With it comes a drastic change that will affect how educators interact with computers in a Windows-based system. The last major change in Windows OS was in 1995, says Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. education.

“The world has changed,” Evans says. “And now we need technologies to support that mobile lifestyle that students have and teachers have.”