Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson College Honored by Computerworld for Technology Initiatives

2002. 01. 22.

CALDWELL, ID- An innovative approach to technology at Albertson has been recognized by a prestigious program honoring high-tech solutions around the world. The college was selected for the 2002 Computerworld Honors Collection for its laptop initiative, online course management system and wireless network.

The collection features case studies about companies and individuals who best use information technology to benefit society. Established in 1998 by corporate leaders in the information technology industry and The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Computerworld Honors Archive is distributed to museums, libraries and research institutions worldwide.

The college launched a $1.7 million campus technology upgrade in 2000 that integrated technology into the classroom and the curriculum. Albertson became the first college in the state - and one of the first in the West - to implement a laptop computer program for students in which all entering freshmen receive a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer to use throughout their college careers. And now, they can use it anywhere on the 50-acre campus through wireless technology, allowing students to access the Internet from anywhere on campus. In the classroom, students and faculty use Blackboard - a course management software package - to communicate, hold online discussions and evaluate assignments.

The college was nominated by Deborah Nelson of Hewlett-Packard. College representatives have been invited to attend a ceremony and recognition dinner this spring at City Hall in San Francisco.