Educational Technology

August 31, 2018

1:1 computing programs require tech upgrades, staff training

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by James Paterson, Education Dive
Universities are increasingly offering students free laptops or tablets, but they should take into consideration their technology infrastructure and train professors to use the technologies before implementing such programs, according to EdTech. 1:1 programs have had varying degrees of success, with some institutions not maintaining the Wi-Fi bandwidth to handle all the connected devices. In addition, the technology may require other enhancements to the institution’s network, all of which can be expensive.  Such innovation requires faculty members to be aware their tech skills may be lacking. Maryville University in St. Louis solved that problem by offering instructors 80 hours of paid professional development so they could better use iPads in the classroom with students.

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