Schlagzeilen: 4 Univ North Carolina Makes Laptops Compulsory- By Sami Menefee, Newsbytes (Newsbytes News Network) As part of the Carolina Computing Initiative, any freshman who expects to attend classes at University of North Carolina Chappel Hill campus must have their own laptop computer. It is the third campus in the state to set such a requirement for entering students.Newsbytes News Network
Invasion of the Laptops: More Colleges Adopt Mandatory Computing Programs: Officials at Wake Forest say making the machines ubiquitous is worth the trouble and expense. By JEFFREY R. YOUNG You can tell who the underclassmen are at Wake Forest University by looking at their backpacks. The freshmen and sophomores are the ones carrying around bulky, padded packs designed to protect the laptop computers that are becoming standard equipment here. For two years now, the university has given every new student a laptop, and the machines are gradually changing the campus culture…
Texas may drop all textbooks for laptops (NY Times New Service) 4 Houston-- What began as an off-the-cuff remark by the chairman of the Board of Education now has state officials seriously examining whether to give all public school students laptops instead of textbooks… Now the Board is looking at $1.8 billion in projected costs for textbooks over the next six years, and Christie argues that given technology improvements that have lowered the price of computers, it may be cheaper, to say nothing of innovative, to lease a laptop for each of the states 3.7 million students.
Information Literacy Vision for Penn State Students 4 Every Penn State student will be informationally literate by graduation. This will be a cumulative process throughout the undergraduate years. The means of attaining information literacy will be progressively integrated into the entire Penn State curriculum with growing focus and specificity as students progress through their majors.