Ashlyn Curley – 1851 Staff
Many students who use the computers on campus have been experiencing difficulties logging onto the computer and Internet.
When a student attempts to log onto a computer, the server often denies access. Students and faculty have been having trouble accessing the Internet, which is inconvenient for faculty members who use the Internet in their lectures.
Internet access on campus computers is inconsistent. While one computer might allow web access with no problem, the student on the computer next to it struggles to connect, having to repeatedly hit the refresh button.
This occurrence isn’t as frequent on laptops. However, not every student owns a laptop. Students need the computers to have access to special programs such as the Adobe Creative Suite. Graphic design courses and some communication courses use Lasell computers every day. For example, the Lowe
Teaching Lab (Brennan LTL) is often affected. Internet is often down and the students often have difficulty logging in. With inconsistent access to these computers, how can professors of these courses teach?
Technical difficulties are bound to happen, and Information Technology is making an effort to resolve accessibility issues across campus. However, with tuition costing nearly $28,000, students should be able to get the most out of their educations by using the school computers.
With communications being one of the most popular majors, it is important to have access to a computer. Professors are beginning to assign their final projects, most of which involve Internet research. Not having access to the network hinders students’ progress.