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dc.contributor.authorWatts, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorAlbakry, Kabas
dc.contributor.authorChoe, Kar Wen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Binglan
dc.contributor.authorHookings, Alistair
dc.contributor.authorFonua, Havea
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Rakesh
dc.contributor.authorAhmadi, Kourosh
dc.contributor.authorKetu'u, Sione
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-10T21:59:28Z
dc.date.available2016-10-10T21:59:28Z
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3577
dc.description.abstractAdequate computing resources are essential to the effective teaching of Information Technology. There are several complicating factors when these resources are provided in the context of computer laboratories. These include the reliability of machines, consistency of software environments, and adequacy of hardware and the cost in both financial and human resources. We addressed these problems by progressively phasing out desktop computers in laboratories in favour of issuing laptops to IT students. These laptops were of a consistent specification and had a standard software environment. Practical problems encountered with this approach included procuring appropriate numbers of laptops in a timely manner, challenges with technical support and monitoring of students during practical tests and exams. Procedural problems included security of the laptops, handling returns and meeting student expectations. Each of these problems was solved and we succeeded in creating an efficient, cost-effective and flexible laptop-based environment. This created an improved teaching environment where student fees could be directed to other areas, where technical staff could focus on other issues, and students have greater flexibility in their work. We can therefore recommend a transition to laptop-based teaching for Information Technology students.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland Institute of Studies (AIS) coursesen_NZ
dc.subjectinformation technology (IT) coursesen_NZ
dc.subjectinternational studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectstudent computingen_NZ
dc.subjectstudent laptopsen_NZ
dc.subjectlaptop computingen_NZ
dc.titleA student laptop roll-out for international information technology studentsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWatts, M., Albakry, K., Choe, K. W., Han, B., Hookings, A., Fonua, H., Kumar, R., Ahmadi, K., & Keu'u, S. (2016, July). A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students. Michael Verhaart, Emre Erturk, Arron Steele and Scott Morton (Ed.), ITx 2016 CITRENZ New Zealand's Conference of IT (pp.76-80).en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionAuckland Institute of Studies (AIS)en_NZ
unitec.institutionNew Zealand School of Education (New Lynn, Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage76en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage80en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleITx 2016 CITRENZ New Zealand's Conference of ITen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleITx 2016 CITRENZ New Zealand's Conference of ITen_NZ
unitec.conference.title29th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualificationsen_NZ
unitec.conference.title7th Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ2016)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgIT Professionals NZen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgIT Service Management Forum (itSMF) New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNZTechen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNZRiseen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgHealth Informatics New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAgileDayen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgTelecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInternetNZen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgTest Professionals Network (TPN)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgProject Management Institute New Zealand Chapteren_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNew Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationWellington, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2016-07-11
unitec.conference.edate2016-07-13
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms59448en_NZ


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