As a follow-up to the pilot Netbook Project for selected programs during the 2009-2010 school year, more UH Maui College programs will be recommending, if not requiring, a Laptop, Netbook or similar portable computer for students to access presentations, materials and assignments.
This initiative was established because of the importance of access to networked information in all aspects of student life. Due to the extent to which the UH Maui College relies on electronic communications, UHMC is creating new programs, digital resources, delivery methods, and connectivity that have every student online with a Laptop or Netbook.
UH Maui College welcomes use of both the PC and Mac operating systems.
It is highly recommended that all UH Maui College students own a mobile computer (a Netbook or Laptop) for use during their academic endeavors. UH Maui College provides a seamless wireless environment for students to access the Internet, e-mail, classmates, library databases and other resources from numerous sites across the campus with a mobile computer.
Using a mobile computer will enrich a students learning experience by exposing them to new technologies in and outside of the classroom, allowing for better access to educational resources, and greater interaction with instructors and classmates.
In many cases, programs and/or courses will require students to use a mobile computer. Not all programs require portable computers, but most will require computer skills for research, writing and related assignments.
Both full and part time students need to check with their program of study and/or the department offering the course enrolled for the computing requirements. Incoming students should check with their programs on requirements for the classes they will be taking before the semester starts.
UH Maui College students who already have, or are purchasing PC or Mac laptop or Netbook models other than the UH Maui College Dell Laptop Offer should check with their instructors and/or their program regarding the requirements.
Students can receive computing assistance from Computing Services, which will provide technical assistance on setting up or inputting necessary software.