LTU faculty members have incorporated Blackboard course management technology into their classes, and many have adopted distance learning and other advanced technologies to improve instruction. This exciting endeavor is consistent with the commitment to including the latest technology at Lawrence Technological University.
LTU Undergraduate Laptop Program
Lawrence Technological University is proud to be the first regional higher education institution to go completely wireless. Laptop computers are required of all incoming undergraduate students, and are distributed to all undergraduate students each fall as part of LTU's Laptop Initiative.
Laptops for Masters and Doctoral Students
Graduate students are not included in LTU's laptop program. College of Management graduate students should purchase or lease their own notebook computer from a major hardware vendor. College of Management minimum requirements for graduate notebook computers are:
- Minimum Intel Pentium III or equivalent processor
- Windows 2000 SP1 or Windows XP Professional operating system
- Minimum 256MB of RAM, recommended 512MB or higher
- Minimum 30MB hard drive, recommended 40MB or greater
- CD-R or CD-R/W drive
- 802.11b wireless network card for LTU wireless network access
- Ethernet card and/or dial-up modem for home access
- Regularly updated anti-virus software (Symantec, Norton, or equivalent)
- Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher
- Microsoft Front Page
- Microsoft Project 2000
- Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional
Additional software may be required for specific graduate classes; consult your class syllabi for more information. The College of Management participates in the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance program which provides a wide range of Microsoft products at no cost to College of Management students for use in their coursework.
Graduate students may also lease a notebook computer from LTU if there are a sufficient number of laptops in the LTU inventory. The current LTU student laptop meets the minimum and recommended requirements listed above. Graduate students must pay a $500 deposit, sign a laptop agreement, and turn in their laptops by the posted dates (late returns are assess sa $20 per day late fee). A laptop usage fee of $95 per credit hour per term (effective Fall Semester 2005) will be assessed to the student's account for use of the laptop. For more information on leasing LTU notebooks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.