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Houston Community College
Direct Phone: (713) ***-****
3100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77266
Houston Community College System (HCCS) is one of the largest community college systems in the United States, serving over 55,000 students each semester and 7,000 employees. The System, under the leadership of Interim Chancellor Norm Nielson, is comprised ... more
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The Kindles-used primarily in English classes-did not change instructors' teaching styles, but students who switched to electronic books saved money, not to mention their backs, by eliminating the need to haul several pounds of books around in their backpacks, Rowlett says.
After completing a three-semester pilot in fall 2010, administrators at HCC Southwest remain convinced of mobile computing's potential in the classroom.
The college recently made plans to equip every full-time faculty member with an iPad, as many as it can within the parameters of its budget.
"We've proved these devices work in classrooms," says Rowlett, who says the technology fared well in anatomy, biology, and physiology pilots.
Like most colleges, HCC Southwest can't afford to purchase a mobile device for every student.
But to ensure student access, the college is working to make course content-such as electronic textbooks and the school's learning management system-accessible on any mobile computing device a student owns.
Most students at least have a smartphone, Rowlett says.
With the right infrastructure, the hope is that they can access the resources from there.
"We are going in the direction of becoming as platform-agnostic as we can be, so students can access educational content on whatever device they bring on campus,"
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Linda Comte, Charlotte Hamilton, Doris Rousey and Douglas Rowlett
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