Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana
Why did Clayton State University adopt a mandatory notebook policy?
In January 1998, through the Information Technology Project (ITP), Clayton State became the third public university in the nation to become a Notebook University where all students and faculty were provided notebook computers. The University believed that use of notebook computers in class by all faculty and students would enhance learning by enriching the classroom experience, as well as, providing Clayton State students with a competitive career advantage in the use of computers.
Since that time, the program has developed into an unqualified success. The program has improved teaching, learning, and provided Clayton State students with outstanding computer skills that are immediately useful in any career. Consistently, student and faculty surveys indicate that the Clayton State’s Notebook University enhances learning and gives Clayton State students a competitive advantage in the use of technology. Furthermore, ITP won national recognition, including a Pioneer Award from the Fourth Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing.
Clayton State University’s Information Technology Program requires all students to have on-demand access to a laptop computer for academic work. ITP Choice was implemented in August 2001 as phase 2 of the ITP program. Phase 1 required students to pay a $300 technology fee and students were issued a university-owned laptop computer for use during the semester. ITP Choice:
Yes, All students enrolled in classes at CSU are required to have on-demand access to a laptop computer for academic usage while in the classroom. A student is responsible for using the laptop in class to take online tests and access other content via the network. The student is not required to own the laptop but is required to have access to a laptop as required by faculty.
Yes, the ITP choice defines the minimum hardware requirements, based on the student’s intended major. The hardware requirements can be found on theITP Choice Page
Clayton State does not maintain any type of vendor list for rentals of laptop computers. CSU does maintain preferred vendor agreements to assist students with hardware repair of their laptops.
Preferred vendor status means that HUB staff have been trained and given authority by the vendor to repair/replace parts of a computer covered by the vendor warranty. CSU currently has the following preferred vendors:
The HUB recommends purchasing warranty coverage for all laptops. While warranty coverage alone typically does not cover user damage (drops, spills, etc.), it will allow for quick repair/replacement of any hardware components that fail. Some laptop components can be expensive to replace if there is no warranty on the computer and could result in a delay in getting the laptop repaired.
The HUB offers help to students, faculty, and staff through our walk-up locations, email, telephone, user guides, and our knowledge base.
The technology fee ($57.00) included in tuition covers the following: