Dartmouth College Goes Wireless

1413 Words Apr 23rd, 2013 6 Pages
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGEMENT
By EFRAIM TURBAN, LEIDNER, MCLEAN, WETHERBE

MINICASE 1 Pg 32

Dartmouth College Goes Wireless

Q1. In what ways is the Wi-Fi technology changing the life of Dartmouth students? Relate your answer to the concept of the digital society. A1. Dartmouth College has made many innovative usages of the Wi-Fi technology in their college: * Students are continuously developing new applications for the Wi-Fi. * Students no longer have to remember campus phone numbers, as their mobile phones have all the numbers and can be accessed anywhere in the campus. * Students mainly use laptop computers on the network. The use of regular cell phones are on the decline in the
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Eg: * Students can evaluate material presented in the class and can vote online on a multiple choice questionnaire related to the presented material. * Tabulated results are shown in seconds, thereby promoting discussions. * According to the faculty, the system “Makes students want to give answers”., thus significantly increasing participation. Moreover, students who want to study will study, no matter how much entertainment was available.

Q4. What are the major benefits of the wireless system over the previous wire line one? Do you think the wire line systems will disappear from campuses one day? (Do some research on the topic). A2. One of the major characteristics of the digital economy is that the speed of the events is increasing rapidly. If you buy stocks or buy airline tickets online, you get your confirmation in a second. Students and faculty alike benefit from the advantages of a unified wired and wireless networking solution. Key advantages include: • Flexibility: With anytime, anywhere access to resources, students can conduct schoolwork using wired and wireless clients in indoor and outdoor settings—the campus quad, cafeteria, student center, library, and many other places around the campus. Similarly, wireless networking enables instructors to deliver lessons outside the classroom, such as lab exercises in field settings. • E-learning: Instructors can complement classroom instruction with online

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