ERIC Number: ED474088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Requiring Students To Bring Computers to Campus: Are Universities Achieving their Goals?
Randall, Cindy H.
According to data from the Campus Computing Project, an independent annual survey of colleges' information technology plans, less than 10 percent of colleges and universities currently require students to have their own computers. ("Growing Number of Colleges...," 2000) However, as universities fight to secure a competitive advantage for both themselves and their graduates in the 21st century, more institutions will be joining the ranks of those currently placing a desktop or a laptop in the hands of each co-ed. The goal of this paper is to poll the current thoughts of universities that do have such a requirement in place, of universities that are considering adopting a policy requiring computers in the near future, and of universities that have chosen not to jump on this band wagon. This paper explores the technology objectives of these universities and attempts to determine if these objectives are being met through universities' current computer ownership requirements. Includes two tables. The Technology Requirement Questionnaire is appended. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Higher Education, School Surveys, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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