Computer laboratory

Definition

A room or space equipped with computers (networked or not) devoted to pedagogical use in an educational institution including school libraries. A computer laboratory differs from an 'Internet café', which is often privately operated, because its usage is in theory safe from any disruptive, non-pedagogical content. Irrespective of the number of computers available for teaching and learning, the computer laboratory must be able to accommodate computer-assisted instruction and/ or online learning with appropriate software to support educational activities.

Data source

Statistical unit of the Ministry of Education or, alternatively, national statistical office.

Source definition

UIS Guide to measuring information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.