Bridgewater State University strives to provide our students with the best possible technology to enhance learning and campus life.
Upon the recommendation of the All College Committee, President Mohler-Faria approved the proposal for a student notebook computer requirement at BSU for all full-time undergraduate students, which was implemented with the incoming freshman class in the Fall of 2004.
The intent of this requirement is to enhance students' overall college experience and to help students develop technology skills for their lives after graduation. We believe the requirement will also enable interested faculty to incorporate technology in their teaching in many new ways.
There are many ways in which notebooks may be helpful to you as an instructor. In a few cases, faculty members may choose to have students use notebooks on a regular basis in the classroom. In other cases, faculty members will use computers occasionally -- or not at all -- in the classroom, but more extensively for assignments outside of class. Notebooks also lend themselves well to collaborative projects among groups of students. We encourage you to think through whether and how to integrate this tool into your teaching strategies and to call on our support staff for assistance of any kind you may require.
Several Massachusetts state universities united to create the MassAdvantage Program, and collectively we qualify for volume discounts. MassAdvantage has coordinated with Dell to provide an educational discount on specified models to Bridgewater State University students.
To learn more about this offer, visit http://it.bridgew.edu/notebooks/ .
In 2005, Bridgewater State University began the BSU Professional Partnerships for Notebook Computer Integration to build technology and information literacy among students.