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Connect the World(连接世界)

时间:2007-6-12栏目:英语四级作文

       Connect the World
      Laptop computers are popular all over the world. People use them everywhere. They connect people to their work place. In the United States today,laptops also connect students to their classrooms.
     Westlake College in Virginia will start a laptop computer program allowing students to study schoolwork anywhere they want. Within five years, each of the ] 5OO students at the college will receive a laptop. The laptops are a part of a $10million computer program at Westlake. Students with laptops will also have access to the Internet. In addition, they will be able to use e-mail to "speak"  with their teachers,classmates, or families. However, the most important part of the program is that students will be able to use computers without going to computer labs. They can work with it anywhere they like!
     Because of the many changes in computer technology,laptop use in higher education is workable. As laptops become more powerful, they become more similar to desktop computers.  In addition, portable computers can connect students to not only the Internet, but also libraries and other resources. State higher-education officials are studying how laptops can help students.
     At Westlake College, more than 60 percent of the staff uses the computers. The laptops will allow all teachers to use computers in their lessons. As one Westlake teacher said,"Here we are in the middle of Virginia and we're giving students a window on the world. They can see everything and
do everything."

连接世界
    笔记本电脑在全世界都很流行。人们可以随处使用它。它们将人和工作地点连接到一起。今天在美国,笔记本甚至可以将学生和教室连接起来。
    弗吉尼亚州的韦斯特莱克大学将要开始一项笔记本电脑计划,让学生能够在任意地方学习。五年之内,学校将有1500名学生每人得到一部笔记本电脑。这些电脑是韦斯特莱克大学斥资一千万美元实施的电脑计划的一部分。得到笔记本电脑的同学将有权使用互联网。  另外,他们还能通过电子邮件同老师、同学甚至家人进行“交谈”。但是,该计划最重要的部分就是:学生不用去机房就能用上电脑。他们可以在自己喜欢的任何

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