Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Digital Strategy
NEWS / 15 August 2019

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning. In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer as outlined in our Digital Learning Framework plan.


As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

This work is outlined in Stratford's Digital Learning Framework plan.

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