Madrid photo 1 Laptop Panel Part of International IT Seminar

NMU administrators involved in implementing the notebook computer initiative in 2000 will lead a panel discussion titled “Laptops, Learning and Logistics: The NMU Story.” It is scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Mead Auditorium and is open to the public.

Panelists will address asset management and distribution, hardware/software configuration decision-making, software licensing, teaching and tech support and financial tradeoffs. Students who use notebook computers in courses and work at tech support centers also will share their perspectives on the program.

This panel is a part of the fourth annual International Information Technology Student Seminar, which is hosted this year by the NMU College of Business Feb. 23-27. The event was previously held in Madrid, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Thirty upper-division computer science and computer information systems students from NMU and three European institutions are scheduled to participate. They will be divided into multinational teams to learn about similarities and differences between computing programs, student life and careers in other countries.


Other activities include workshops, faculty and student presentations and technology applications. All morning sessions are open to the public. The theme of this year’s seminar is “How to be an IT Professional in a Global Setting.”

Sandra Poindexter (Business), the NMU facilitator, said, “This kind of one-week international program can be done in any discipline. It gives both students and instructors an opportunity to talk in-depth about the similarities and differences with their peers from another country.”

For a full schedule and additional information, visit IT Seminar.


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