Technology-rich teaching and learning requires students use computing devices, so school IT managers will define a logistic goal such as “Students and teachers will have sufficient access to computing devices that are sufficient for the curriculum and learning activities.” (The redundancy of the word “sufficient” in this logistic goal is recognized. It will be demonstrated that sufficiency can take many meanings and many factors affect what constitutes sufficient IT.)
Content of the Logistic Goal
In schools, sufficiency depends on the capacity of the systems to manage and process the information necessary to complete the task assigned to the learner, the number of devices available, and the capacity of the teacher to implement the plans they have designed. Improving any one of those factors can increase sufficiency; because schools rarely have inexhaustible resources, IT managers often find they must negotiate sufficiency.