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ERIC Number: EJ967658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-9566
Student Perceptions of the Value of a University Laptop Program
Orr, Claudia; Sherony, Bruce; Steinhaus, Carol
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v4 n6 p23-30 2008
In the fall of 2000, when a mandatory laptop program was initiated at a Midwest regional university, a faculty research team began a longitudinal study to determine student perceptions of the value of the program. Value was defined as usefulness of the computer, reasonable price for the computer and the quality of the computer. A survey of 1,000 first-time full time university students were surveyed in 2000 and five years later in the fall of 2005. Significant differences were found on all three variables indicating that student perceptions of the usefulness, price, and quality of the computer increased from 2000 to 2005. Based on these findings, recommendations are offered to administrators and faculty who may be considering the adoption of a computer requirement. (Contains 3 tables and 3 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan