Perceptions of Laptop Initiatives: Examining Determinant Factors of University Students for Successful Implementation

Perceptions of Laptop Initiatives: Examining Determinant Factors of University Students for Successful Implementation

Chuleeporn Changchit (Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, USA), Robert Cutshall (Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, USA) and Susan Elwood (Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-922-9.ch007
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Abstract

Parallel to advancements in information technology usage, there are increasing demands for basic computer skills at minimum from today’s college graduates. As a consequence, many colleges and universities have chosen to stimulate campus laptop initiatives as a way to provide their students opportunities to grow their computer skills and experiences. However, the success of laptop programs is very much dependent on the degree to which students and faculty are accepting a laptop environment and are willing to implement such programs. Defining which conception factors are necessary is essential for successful implementation. This study examines such factors by focusing on university student perceptions of required laptop programs in order to distinguish which factors they perceive as important. In understanding what factors encourage student support of laptop initiatives, such programs can be made more useful to students as well as more beneficial to universities.

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