ERIC Number: EJ846034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-1
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The Road to 24/7
Briggs, Linda L.
Campus Technology, v19 n8 p50-52, 54, 56, 58 Apr 2006
Wireless and mobile technologies are now everywhere, and 24/7 computing is as pervasive a term as the actual capability promises to be. Sometimes, in fact, the push toward mobile technologies can seem overwhelming. But every wireless project doesn't have to involve redesigning the network and investing in mega-dollars worth of hardware and software. Nor does every project need to extend across the entire campus and involve every student. Rather, as with the examples presented, small pilots can pave the way for the biggest projects and can serve as a test ground for larger rollouts. But what are new and effective "hands-on" ways that one's own campus can enhance learning with mobile wireless devices like smart phones, PDAs, iPods, and more? Administrators at the four schools described in this article have been involved in relatively small pilot projects that are yielding promising results. These initiatives include: (1) Cell phones at Baruch College; (2) Digital pens and podcasting at Santa Clara University; (3) Smart phones at Wake Forest; and (4) Radio content at Duke University.
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Telecommunications, Higher Education, Campuses, Handheld Devices, Electronic Equipment, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Computers
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