Kimball Union has made a commitment to our Laptop and iPad Programs because we believe that access to our digital community is essential in order for our students to have a successful 21st century educational experience. Equity in access to digital resources greatly enhances teaching effectiveness and promotes student-centered learning, inquiry learning, and interactive teaching. Standardization also ensures that valuable classroom time is not spent trying to remediate disparities and hurdles caused by the use of different operating systems, platforms, equipment, and software, allowing our faculty and technology department to focus on providing the most innovative and creative programs for our students. Through the KUA Laptop and iPad Programs, students have ubiquitous access to KUA’s technology-rich environment and dynamic learning opportunities as well as a wide array of resources including digital content, educational software and digital authoring tools. Our faculty continue to incorporate the use of technology into the curriculum as an extension of traditional classroom tools to support and encourage critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and digital citizenship.
We feel confident that the KUA Laptop and iPad Programs help our students to become fluent with the tools they need to be successful in college and in the 21st century global workplace.