No Computers in Computer Lab at St. Norbert College

St. Norbert College, a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in De Pere, Wisconsin, renovated its computer science center. The college has started a bring-your-own-computer to school program, which requires all students to bring a laptop to school, so the new lab has no desktop computers in it. 98% of its students were already bringing their own computers to school, so computers in the new lab were not needed.

Pen-Based vs. Keyboard Computing

The author of the article feels that keyboards have outlived their usefulness and limits students’ cognitive potential. When your handwriting is as poor as mine, though, a keyboard is a nice tool. Some of us also find writing with anything you have to hold in your hand a tiring and painful thing to have to do. I can see both sides of the argument though.