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Undergraduate student perceptions, attitudes, and expectations of a laptop initiative

, Capella University, United States

Capella University . Awarded


The purpose of this case study was to understand undergraduate students' experience of a laptop initiative at a small liberal arts college in order to inform educational practice and administrative decision-making. Although students may have universal access to laptop computers, they may not perceive an added value to teaching and learning, or impacts resulting in the way they use technology for educational purposes. This study sought to understand the computing habits of laptop students, and explore student perceptions of impacts and attitudes toward a laptop initiative in order to determine whether the initiative was meeting students' academic computing needs and expectations. The findings of the study suggest several improvements could be made based on Ely's implementation conditions and lessons learned from higher education laptop institutions.


Bauer, C. Undergraduate student perceptions, attitudes, and expectations of a laptop initiative. Ph.D. thesis, Capella University. Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .

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