The Student Guide to Evaluating 
Information Technology on Campus

What you need to know and what you should ask when choosing a college or university...Whitman's response to the EDUCAUSE Guide



      Active learning with technology: bringing students, faculty, and information together

      You will be joining a community of people devoted to creating and sharing information. Finding answers to these questions can help you understand how technology is used to support learning and collaboration in your areas of interest or possible major(s).

      Taking care of business online

      Your campus experience will include some time spent taking care of practical matters, such as registering for classes, requesting transcripts, and p aying tuition. Find out which transactions and the services that support them can be handled online and at a distance.

      Enriching your extracurricular experiences with technology

      Whether you will be a full- or part-time student, living on campus or commuting, the school's social, extracurricular, and career services activities will be an important part of your educational experience. Find out about the technology tools that facilitate different communities on campus, allowing for communication, personal development, and getting together in person and virtually.

      What you pay for and what you get

      There is a strong connection between the quality of technology services and the associated costs. There is also a wide variation in the ways campuses charge for these services. To evaluate the benefits you will receive and to compare costs, you'll need answers to these questions.