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Recommended Citation: DeGagne, M and R M Wolk.  Unwired: Student Use of Technology in the Ubiquitous Computing World.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §3533. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 5(13). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
 
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Unwired: Student Use of Technology in the Ubiquitous Computing World

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Refereed12 pages
Mike DeGagne    [a1] [a2]
School of Business
Bridgewater State College    [u1] [u2]
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

Robert M. Wolk    [a1] [a2]
School of Business
Bridgewater State College    [u1] [u2]
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

This study examines how college students use technology in their everyday life on a campus with ubiquitous computing and communication. The primary areas of focus will include how effectively technology is being used in and out of the classroom, how the students use the technology in every facet of their lives, and how dependent these students have become on technology, all taken from the studentís point of view. This study is particularly important because the campus being studied has a universal wireless network connection and has a mandatory laptop program in effect for half of the current student body.

Keywords: technology, ubiquitous computing and communication, student use, student attitude, wireless, mandatory laptop requirement, online addictions, Internet

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