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Wireless Laptops

Why Wireless?

Wireless Resources

Partner Schools

Laptop Workshop

Handhelds (PDAs)

Why Handhelds?

COE Handheld Program

Handhelds in Education


Handheld Workshop

Online Education

Why Online Education?


Mobile Computing  

As identified in the M3 grant, a major barrier to using technology in classrooms is the lack of mobility. Traditional computer labs and workstations, although certainly useful, can be limiting in many ways.  Proximity to a network connection, inability to move about as needed, inflexible work station arrangements, and the amount of space they occupy can make desktop computers seem like an imperfect computing solution.  

An ideal situation would be to have computers that are not restricted by wiring or size factors, thereby allowing instructors to integrate their computers more effectively in their projects.  Recent advances in wireless and handheld technology have made this possible.  The M3 grant provided funds to supply each partner school of the grant, and the College of Education, with their own mobile wireless cart equipped with 5 to 9 laptop computers (with wireless PC cards), and a wireless base station.

The grant also made possible a move into handheld computing, and the College of Education has acquired a handheld lab, along with portable keyboards and other peripherals.  See a description of our handheld equipment for more information.

For more information contact lynn.elder@wichita.edu


 Contact Us:
Dr. Marsha Gladhart
Project Co-Director
Wichita State University
College Of Education

1845 Fairmount, Box 131
Wichita, KS 67260-0131
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