The Laptop University: A Faculty Perspective
Abstract This paper looks at mobile computing and laptop programs in higher education. Some of the benefits and drawbacks of laptop programs are examined. Examples of universities that have implemented laptop programs are given. One such university, located in the United Arab Emirates, is considered a laptop university pioneer in the Middle East. The university's approach to implementing laptops in teaching and learning and the reactions of its faculty are examined. The attitudes of the surveyed faculty toward laptops can be summarized as being positive to very positive. Some thoughts about the future of mobile computing and its impact on education conclude the paper.
George Kontos. "The Laptop University: A Faculty Perspective" AACE Journal Internationa Forum on Information Technology in Education 9.1 (2001): 32-47.