Culminating the ELITE program, faculty redesign one course, integrating technology and interactive learning experiences.
The Griffin Technology Advantage program puts a MacBook Pro laptop and iPad into the hands of every full-time student. Students take advantage of electronic texts, such as Inkling, to engage with content.
Podcasts are easily created using Apple’s GarageBand software, giving modern language students a creative presentation platform.
To provide the reliable and secure network needed to fully support these initiatives, we implemented a new wired/wireless data connectivity solution.
Enterasys Networks provided a full-scale replacement of the university’s previous Cisco infrastructure, providing always-on Gigabit Ethernet to each user’s desktop, secure wireless connectivity for mobile devices, and traffic prioritization for seamless voice over IP technology across 25 campus buildings in three separate locations.
Has your campus noticed an increase in student performance and/or motivation? If so, how?
While we haven’t determined definitively that the quality of our student’s work has improved, we can say that the faculty have determined the students are more highly engaged.
The use of iPads and the applications we have implemented have resulted in more active participation and more meaningful discussion around issues. We also have seen a significant increase in contact between faculty and students as a result of the new channels available for communication.