A Computer Lab That Students Use but Never See

Jeffrey R. Young, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, May 30, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good article describing the trend in academic computing to allow (or even require) students to use their own computers while making academic computing facilities available through a virtual computing lab. "I got tired of telling users what they couldn't do," says Samuel F. Averitt, vice provost for information technology at North Carolina State. "The central-IT guy is about control and ownership. We're trying to get out of that business, and say, Do it however you want to do it."
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