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Reflections on Teaching in a Wireless Laptop Lab

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International Journal of Instructional Media Volume 32, Number 4, ISSN 0092-1815


In recent years laptop computers have become increasingly popular in educational settings; wireless connectivity is a more recent development which is only now being fully explored, and which has led to the creation of the "wireless laptop lab." In this article, the authors share some of the experiences and concerns that they have encountered while teaching a variety of classes in wireless laptop lab settings. Among other things, they discovered that the practical daily use of wireless laptops brought with it a host of specific details they had not previously encountered: battery life, storage & transport (including the concept of the mothership); security (in the context of mobility); check-out and turn-in procedures; properly equipped instructor stations; and printing in a mobile network environment.


Beasley, W., Dobda, K.W. & Wang, L.C.C. (2005). Reflections on Teaching in a Wireless Laptop Lab. International Journal of Instructional Media, 32(4),. Retrieved November 14, 2019 from .

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