Empowering the Student: A Forward-Thinking Student Computing Initiative

Wednesday, October 16 | 12:40PM–1:30PM | Meeting Room 207D
Session Type: Professional Development
Southern Illinois University's innovative learning initiative provided 1:1 technology and digital content access to all students and teachers through a freshman tablet computing initiative. Teaching and learning practices changed when students and teachers were provided with laptops, wireless learning environments, and additional technology resources. This session will discuss how SIU plans to measure changes in teacher practices, student achievement, student engagement, and students' research skills.

With technology pervading all aspects of our lives, learn how universities strive to prepare students to be competitive in a mobile and versatile computing environment


  • David Crain

    Chief Information Officer, University of Texas System
  • Jon Phillips

    Education Industry Futurist, Dell Technologies