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Evaluating Information Technology at the University of Delaware

This Guide to Evaluating Information Technology at the University of Delaware (UD) is based on the EDUCAUSE online version of its Student Guide to Evaluating Information Technology on Campus (Copyright ©2000, EDUCAUSE, updated June 2004).

The EDUCAUSE guide is an outline of general questions students and their families can use to evaluate the information technology resources available at colleges and universities. UD is a state-of-the-art model for information technology use on campus, including instructor/student interactions, information access, and specialized technology classrooms. You'll find more detailed answers to UD's computing resources from the links below.

Academic Experience
Active learning with technology: bringing students, faculty, and information together

You will be joining a community of people devoted to creating and sharing information—activities that can be enhanced by information technology. Finding answers to the following questions can help you understand how technology is used to support learning and collaboration in your areas of interest or possible major(s). Find out how technology is used in classes at UD.

Administrative Experience
Taking care of business online

Your campus experience will include some time spent taking care of practical matters, such as registering for classes, requesting transcripts, and paying tuition. Find out which transactions and services that support them can be handled online. At UD, all these tasks—and more—can be transacted online.

Student Life
Enriching your extracurricular experience with technology

Whether you will be a full- or part-time student, living on campus or commuting, the school's social, extracurricular, and career services activities, will be an important part of your educational experience. Find out about the technology tools that facilitate different communities on campus, allowing for communication, personal development, and getting together (in person and virtually). UD uses its campus technology to assist students develop and manage their social activities.

Services and Fees
What you pay for and what you get

There is a strong connection between the quality of technology services and the associated costs. There is also a wide variation in the ways campuses charge for these services. To evaluate the benefits you will receive and to compare costs, you'll need answers to these questions. At UD, most of these services and fees are included in tuition.

The EDUCAUSE Online Guide to Evaluating Information Technology on Campus was developed by EDUCAUSE in cooperation with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Last updated November 20, 2008