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By: Kevin Dupuy
BATON ROUGE - Manship School officials and instructors insist that the benefits will outweigh the costs with the implementation of the new laptop requirement, despite student reservations.
In 2010, the Manship School for Mass Communication launched the Digital Media Initiative with the goal of “bringing innovative thinking about the digital environment to the forefront of its educational curriculum.” After three years of research, the DMI implemented a laptop requirement for all mass communication students.
“The laptop requirement represents a commitment to digital on all levels,” associate dean for undergraduate studies Andrea Miller said. “Students need access to the technology at all times to be familiar with software and equipment. This access becomes part of learning beyond the classroom.”Continue Reading ›