Thank you for giving feedback about the CU-Boulder Labs Study. Your input will help shape the future design and use of instructional and open labs across campus. If you have any questions or concerns, or just would like to talk to someone about the study or other academic technology issues, feel free to contact Deb (Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Director of Academic Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org 2-2403).
This study points to several directions for instructional and open labs, including relying on student-owned devices; increasing student access to software through virtualization and mobile solutions, and improved licensing deals; and providing the power, printing, and furniture to make on-campus use of those devices more attractive to students. Please answer the following questions based on those recommendations.
What do the recommended directions mean for students? Feel free to comment on anything, including financial considerations, convenience, learning on- and off-campus, etc. Notes: 1) virtualization solutions would likely include off-campus access virtual labs; 2) nearly 97% of students responding to a recent survey indicated that they own a laptop computer.
What do the recommended directions mean for classroom instruction? Feel free to comment on any aspects of classroom instruction that relies on access to software.
What do the recommended directions mean for departmentally-managed labs? Feel free to comment on financial aspects, convenience, space use, etc. Note: the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be sharing tools and processes with departmental lab managers to allow them to set up virtualized solutions using OIT equipment and software.
What else would you like to tell us about the labs study, about labs in general, or about instruction using software?
Please give us some idea of your role on campus. You may choose any of the first four options AND "Lab liaison," if appropriate.
If you'd like more information about the labs study or about labs in general, please let us know who you are and how to contact you. Alternately, if you'd just like to let us know who you are, it would help us understand the feedback data we collect, and we'd appreciate it!
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