I have mentored a lot of people in programming, software development, and business. I found that efforts invested in explaining things to others led to getting better understanding of those things myself. I've had numerous successes and some 'failures'. 'Failure' in this sense meaning that the individuals either lost interest or didn't pursue it. Successes include a single mom with 2 kids, a 20 year old whose worldly possessions fit in a plastic garbage bag, and two kids that were still finishing high school, although a year late.I have three laptop computers, one with a dead battery and two that are Windows XP and therefore pretty much useless. As a developer, I would need a fairly advanced machine to code cross-platform apps, etc. 'Advanced' meaning multi-core, 4GB Ram, Terabyte Drive, advanced graphics, Windows 8.1, etc. In thinking about this, I realized I would be using this for mentoring - hanging out at pizza joints and coffee shops instructing people on Visual Studio, C#, Xamarin, Microsoft Access, or whatever. I had thought of the idea of crowd-funding the purchase based on 'community involvement'. One of my favorite haunts is the Austin C++ Meetup group - this is where I have encountered some of the people I've mentored recently. Others have come from Craigslist or LinkedIn.I was reading a story on 'random acts of pizza', and I keyword searched 'random acts of laptop'. Nothing comes up. The idea is that people tell their story of community involvement, describe the specifications for a laptop (could be other equipment as well) that would advance their efforts, and put this story up for funding. In my situation, the 'rewards' offered at various funding levels would be donations of hours to either specific non-profit organizations or as mentoring to individuals. These would follow up with the funders with information on their progress or with the 'deliverable', perhaps a web page or app.Dell (and other vendors, such as those providing productivity tools or development platforms) might offer to 'sweeten the pot' if certain funding targets are reached. Some of this, needless to say, would involve shameless promotion.I do contract work at a particular hourly rate - a fully configured laptop might cost in the area of 40 hours of my time at my rate (before tax withholding). It's unlikely that I could do all that much for a non-profit as far as software development in 40 hours - I would point out that such funding would 'be applied to' a project for a non-profit, but unless the project was trivial, it wouldn't be 'complete'. I probably spend 100 to 200 hours a year on mentoring. Many crowdfunding sites now expect the fund seekers to more fully disclose risks and other caveats. In my case at least, my hours would be 'repaid' at something pretty close to 'minimum wage'.
Designed for college student use, a student equipped with a dual sided camera on his or her laptop can record valuable information presented in each class lecture. Students will be able to review the lecture as many times as they need with such technology. This idea will greatly benefit students if they take a little more time to process information.
when im doing my educational work,projects....etc at night and electricity is gone...that time really i dont understand that why shoudn't dell giving backlight keyboards...not only dell but all manufacturers... Dear Dell im Indian Student...in INDIA is shining and rising but couldn't provide 24*7 electricity to each and every village...it's reality...but you can provide just litt'le LED to our laptops...! Other laptop componies like hp,lenovo,apple providing backlight keyboards...also your parent product alienware 17 having such facility...! but every student like m can't by alienware not nly student not only indian peoples for everyone you should think on my problem... this is chance to Enhance...!
A basic need for all students. During a lecture student may want to note down the lectures simply, or he may need to search some information online,or just make a call maybe. Sso one and one solution is the student pen-a normal pen but a modified one because you wont need to take out ur cellphone or tablet specifically...it's all in one .FEATURES: Attached tablet screen at the end of pen such placed that when you hold the pen normally it faces upward like towards my face so that i can do my work while holding it normally. A front camera needs to be there also. keypad/touch cover sliding. now it can be placed at any position it depends for e.g i'll say ot's better to place it at right so that if u hold the pen with left hand you can type easily with right one (for right handers), for left handers they can hold with right hand and type with left hand because that keypad needs to slide at both sides so that it can meet the needs of all. Typical cell phone features: calls and sms etc memory card and sim card insert space A camera at the elongated portion of pen so that you hold it straight and take pics of lectures ,etc. i have attached an image but i couldn't explain much better there because it needs to be a 3-D version. I am a medical student and i really think that this modified pen is going to be something great for students and for business purpose as well, if my small idea turns into a reality. please let me know what you people think :)
Would it not be awesome if Dell could change the educational system by offering schools the opportunity to use a state of the art computer lab that could link schools to other schools in the world? This could be for 2 years and at the end of those 2 years the school could decide how to finance their own lab. Dell could also set up a recycle program for businesses to donate their older computers by donating them to schools.
Boa tarde Senhores(as),A minha ideia é fazer um programa de vendas em Faculdades, Universidades, em fim em instituições de ensino de todo o Brasil, mas com uma maior facilidade de pagamento ( ex: mais vezes, menores taxas de juros, por boleto parcelado, etc) tudo que facilite para os estudantes terem um equipamento de uma otima qualidade como os computadores da Dell, que só de falar Dell ja lembra um sinonimo de qualidade, e com uma maior facilidade pra adquirirem. Eu mesmo não tenho condições de ter um compudator da Dell com as configuraçoes que eu preciso pra poder ficar um bom tempo sem precisar trocar de maquina, e comoeu tem muitos estudantes universitarios que precisam de uma boa maquia e não tem condições.obrigado atenciosamenteSérgio Adriano CurciolGoogle translation added by moderator: Good afternoon gentlemen (as) My idea is to make a sales program in Colleges and Universities in order in educational institutions throughout Brazil, but with greater ease of payment (eg more times, lower interest rates by installments billet, etc.) all to facilitate students to have equipment of an optimal quality as Dell computers, which speak only Dell already resembles a synonym of quality, and ease to acquire. I myself cannot afford to have a computer Dell with the settings that I need to be able to get a good time without having to switch machines, and comoeu has many college students who need a good glosses and has no conditions.
Please offer special pricing for college students and faculty. Another alternative could be a longer warranty with tech support period.
I think it would be great if a special alphabet board could be created for non verbal autistic students. While ipads may work for some autistic children, others may not have the fine motor control to type on a traditional keyboard. It would be great if a alphabet board could be made that would be large print and 3d where the letters could be more discriminated tactily as well as visually. Then if this alphabet board could be available to each student in a way where there could be interaction among the teacher and students through use of the 3d alphabet board/keyboard. The classroom could communicate without speech while using traditional written language.
"DELL". "DOOR TO DOOR" "HEART TO HEART"