Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Laptop Goal: Enhancing Student Learning
Ten years ago, NMU initiated the Teaching, Learning and Communication (TLC) Initiative. To achieve the goals of this initiative, the university implemented a laptop program that provided NMU students and faculty with a standard set of hardware and software tools. One goal of the TLC initiative was to create a learning environment that: a) embraced technology to enhance student access, b) promoted the development of independent learners, and c) encouraged greater student-faculty communication and collaboration. This Action Project will articulate a process to evaluate this goal on an ongoing basis, and will use this process to assess progress towards the goal at this time.