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ERIC Number: EJ765088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Sessional, Weekly and Diurnal Patterns of Computer Lab Usage by Students Attending a Regional University in Australia
Spennemann, Dirk H. R.; Atkinson, John; Cornforth, David
Computers & Education, v49 n3 p726-739 Nov 2007
Most universities have invested in extensive infrastructure in the form of computer laboratories and computer kiosks. However, is this investment justified when it is suggested that students work predominantly from home using their own computers? This paper provides an empirical study investigating how students at a regional multi-campus university use computer laboratories. The findings suggest that universities need to reassess the traditional driving force and expectation for extensive on-campus computing facilities as there is a huge underutilisation of these facilities. Instead it is recommended that alternative computing facilities in the form of student-centred facilities such as wireless hotspots could be provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia