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The major drawbacks to the use of wireless communication products in education
conference contributionposted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lynn BattenLynn Batten, Morshed ChowdhuryMorshed Chowdhury, J Drew
This paper considers the use of wireless devices as an educational facilitator both in the classroom and in a business environment. There are many characteristics of such devices which are favourable to their use in such settings. But there are also problems. We identify the main problematic areas as being security, low speed and reliability, and the lack of interoperability. In our opinion, the use of wireless devices for educational purposes will grow quickly, and the problems of reliability, speed and standards will be overcome. However, the issue of security will remain a major problem into the distant future.