DSU Laptop Program: Overview

DSU’s Laptop Program Overview


We’ll give you the technology to succeed:

We care about technology. At DSU, we use technology to deliver a better academic environment and make the classroom more exciting and interactive.

We lend full-time freshmen a new laptop PC in the fall.1  (Students must be taking 6 or more on-campus credits, this does not apply for online students).  It's part of a campus initiative, the Wireless Mobile Computing Initiative (WMCI), which started in 2004. After completing 59 credits or more, you may opt of the program and use your own comparable computer. You’ll also be able to purchase your computer at fair market value.

What you can expect:

You get:

  • The latest Fujitsu T Series, a convertible PC configured specifically for DSU academic programs.
  • Licensed software installed on your laptop before you get to campus.
  • Universal access to secure wireless and wired networks across campus.
  • Warranty protection, replacement batteries, and on-campus Help Desk and repairs.2
  • Faculty that incorporate the use of the laptop PC into their courses.
  • A green-friendly, mostly paperless classroom environment.

You can:

  • Take notes in digital handwriting—right on the professor's digital presentation. Or, record audio during a lecture and sync quotes up with the digital notes you're taking.
  • Receive and submit assignments electronically. Access handouts and supplementary web materials online.
  • Easily organize and access your digital notes and back them up. Have more productive study sessions with your laptop acting like a digital binder keeping all your notes—written, audio and visual—saved in one location.
  • Collaborate with fellow students through a secure, campus-wide wireless network.

Campus Approved:

"Having tablets in the classroom is like having mobile a technology room. The tablets enhance our education because they enable us to digitally draw pictures on the computer, helping us to be more creative with our homework." -Josh Thomas, Brookings, SD, Elementary Ed Major, Junior

1 Not an incoming freshman in the fall? All other students (incoming freshman in the spring, transfer students, returning students, continuing students) are lent a new or refurbished laptop PC, based on current inventory at that time.

2 Students are responsible for the cost of repairs for damage linked to careless or negligent use or loss. Students are responsible for the replacement of the Laptop PC if it is lost or stolen. DSU recommends checking with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy for coverage in the event the laptop is lost or stolen.



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