"When I came to Kent, I felt a little intimidated by the precedent my brother had set. He'd done really well..." Read More
When it comes to technology, Kent is definitely an "early adopter." We're always looking for new ways to make teaching and learning more effective and interesting.
The most visible piece of this quest is that every student has a laptop. They can be used for taking notes or sketching architectural designs, composing music or mapping weather. Every student and teacher at Kent has had their own since 1995, when we, together with the support of Microsoft and Toshiba, were one of the 29 pioneer schools that created the Anytime, Anywhere Learning Program. It provided students the computers and schools the networking infrastructure to turn any location into a place to learn.
In addition, virtually the whole campus has access to the internet and what we call the Kentranet, the school's intranet network. All dorm rooms have individual data and voice connections for phone, Internet, and intranet access for every student. There is wireless access in all academic buildings, in the common rooms in the dorms, in the student center and outside on the tree covered lawns of the core campus.
So when you come to Kent, you too will take on all these innovative ways to learn. And maybe you'll even come up with new ones.