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Nichols, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Many rural areas of the country lack an on-ramp to the information superhighway for people who are looking for educational and professional advancement, which leaves these rural communities frustrated by a situation that puts their residents at a significant disadvantage. This article describes Quick Start and Advanced Internet Regions (AIR.U) as…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Colleges, Access to Computers
New, Jake – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Inside campus libraries and dormitory rooms, thousands of students connect to the Internet not only to study with online systems like Blackboard but also to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix. Computers, smartphones, wireless printers, tablets, iPods, Xboxes, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, smart TVs, Blu-ray players--students now bring an…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Computer Use, Information Technology
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Cochrane, Thomas D. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
Mobile learning (m-learning) has moved beyond the realms of fantasy to become a viable platform for contextual learning that bridges formal and informal learning environments. This paper overviews how mobile Web 2.0 has been instrumental in facilitating pedagogical change and informing an institution's new e-learning strategy that focuses upon…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Strategies
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Battisti, F.; Boato, G.; Carli, M.; Neri, A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
Low-cost personal computers, wireless access technologies, the Internet, and computer-equipped classrooms allow the design of novel and complementary methodologies for teaching digital information security in electrical engineering curricula. The challenges of the current digital information era require experts who are effectively able to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Computer Networks, Telecommunications
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Cismaru, Romulus; Cismaru, Magdalena – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
Laptop use in class is a characteristic of universities that is changing rapidly. Although much of the attention and research regarding this issue has focused on the debate of whether to impose mandatory laptop programs, the reality of wireless campuses allows students to use their laptops in class for class related and non-class related…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Universities, Laptop Computers, Foreign Countries
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
Academic technologists at Lynn University (Florida) learned the hard way just how important a disaster recovery plan can be. Back in 2005, when Hurricane Wilma walloped the region with driving rain and 120 mile-per-hour winds, the storm debilitated Lynn's IT department, causing damage and flooding that thwarted the campus network for nearly two…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Internet
Demski, Jennifer – Campus Technology, 2009
This article describes how centralized presentation control systems enable IT support staff to monitor equipment and assist end users more efficiently. At Temple University, 70 percent of the classrooms are equipped with an AMX touch panel, linked via a Netlink controller to an in-classroom computer, projector, DVD/VCR player, and speakers. The…
Descriptors: Internet, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education