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- Teaching without Technology is rare
- Many faculty use computer applications, web sites, links
to outside information, library card catalogs, Internet searches,
etc, on a regular basis
- Internet access from home is wide-spread
- Many faculty and students have access to the Internet from
home, more and more students have their own computers, more dorm
rooms are wired for access to the campus network
- Incompatible hardware and off-campus Access still Problematic
- While many faculty and students can access Internet-based
information from home, many students have problems with computers
that are incompatible with some or all Network applications.
- Mobile Pilot Project, VU Pilots, LearningSpace Pilots
- To address the issue of incompatible hardware and off-campus
access, the mobile computing pilot projects start. Participating
students and faculty receive "standard issue" laptops so there are
few problems with incompatibilities, and use of standard software
applications from "anywhere" is a reality for those students.
Experiments start with "Virtual University" courses to
see if entire classes can be conducted on line.
- Tech Buddies are added as a resource for Faculty
- Trained students are being made available to "mobile faculty"
- TLTC created as Umbrella Organization
- The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center is created
to combine the CAT, Media Center, and PC-Support under one roof.