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1 Eliminating the Barriers to Pervasive Computing A Pilot Project Sandy Bennett Coordinator of Instructional Technology Development Copyright Sandra M. Bennett, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference2 The Idea 1999 Academic Summit - the role of technology in education at Baylor. Spring study group presents proposal to President’s executive council. Faculty pilot program. Institutional support for student computer ownership and access. Spring 2001 – faculty pilot program begins.

3 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference3 Who to choose? Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) BIC faculty accustomed to innovative, collaborative work. BIC faculty and students represent a wide variety of disciplines. BIC already uses technology extensively.

4 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference4 eBIC is Born Enriched Enhanced Electronic Enlighten

5 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference5 Issues considered Perception of being pushed into program. Outdated equipment/changing platforms. Integrating technology and pedagogy. Classroom accessibility. Student accessibility. Time. Recognition.

6 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference6 Eliminate Faculty Barriers Faculty members volunteer for eBIC from 5 courses. Open communication and input from eBIC faculty and students. Equipment show and tells with new computers. Equipment transition period. Paid technical and teaching training. Student worker assistants, student mentors. Portable projectors for classroom.

7 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference7 eBIC Equipment Dell C600 Latitudes laptops. Wireless, Ethernet, modem Floppy, CD, zip modules 10 G drives, 128 M memory Win2K Docking stations, standard keyboards, 17” monitors 2 portable projectors. 2 Digital camera, 1 digital video camera and 5 CDRW modules.

8 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference8 Training Paid training session May 14 – 25, Presentations on technology and pedagogy from faculty and staff of Baylor, Texas Women’s University, UT Arlington, University of Missouri. Training in Outlook Express, Dream Weaver, Inspiration, PowerPoint, Excel, and Blackboard. Introduction to eBooks/NetLibrary, scanning, digital photography, and burning CDs.

9 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference9 Student Accessibility Student survey of computing access. 85% incoming Freshman with computers. 10% plan to purchase while in school. Resnet - 78%. 12 dorm labs, 4 general access labs. Library laptop checkout program. Goal – Universal Student Access.

10 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference10 Why not require Laptops for Students Just another can of worms Support issues – more staff. Purchasing vs. leasing. Financial aid issues. Laptops are an intermediary form of technology.

11 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference11 Where are the Faculty in Spring 2002 Greater personal productivity. Enjoy portability. Preliminary discussions gave faculty time to re-examine their pedagogical goals. Examples of use: WebQuests, Blackboard, online quizzing, online BIC student and faculty handbooks, electronic submission of assignments. Increase integration of BIC courses and reduce complications that arise with team taught courses.

12 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference12 Proto Problems Classroom networking – wireless?? Help for student after 5:00 pm. Greater faculty support. Too many changes too fast. system. Operating system. Web browser.

13 February 21, 2002Edutex Conference13 Fall 2002 eBIC officially begins. Member Self Sufficiency Assessment of how eBIC can serve as a model for the larger Baylor community.

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