Requiring students be browser ready

I am at a school that does not require laptops. I have the frustration of facing a room full of students with laptops and all of the laptop problems, but not being able to use them for classroom activities such as polling and quizzes. As I was thinking about what the students really need, I realized that the issue is probably not laptops but browser ready devices. Ipads, tablets, even smartphones should all be able to do polling and quizzes and other exercises set up for a browser.

Anyone moved to a browser requirement? Are there problems with this, as opposed to a laptop?

Thanks,

Ed

Edward P. Richards
Director, Program in Law, Science, and Public Health
Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law
LSU Law School
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1000
richards@lsu.edu
http://biotech.law.lsu.edu
http://sites.law.lsu.edu/coast/

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Requiring students be browser

Ed,
At CALI we test our web products against Firefox 4 & 5, Internet Explorer 7, 8, & 9, and Safari 5. Safari and Firefox are tested on Microsoft Windows Vista and 7 and Apple OS-X on dekstop and laptop PCs. If anyone reports problems with other browsers and versions we recommend they upgrade/switch to something we support.

Elmer.

Requiring students be browser

Folks,
I'm afraid I made in an error in yesterday's post. We are no longer
testing CALI web products on Internet Explorer 7. There are a known
display and functionality issues with CALI web products on IE7.

Here is the list of desktop/laptop operating system and browser
combinations that CALI web products are tested and known to work
properly on:

Windows Vista - Internet Explorer 8 & 9. Firefox 4 & 5. Safari 5
Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 8 & 9. Firefox 4 & 5. Safari 5
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard - Safari 5. Firefox 4 & 5
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion - Safari 5. Firefox 4 & 5

Sorry for any confusion that yesterday's post may have caused.

Elmer.

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM, <tekarchives@teknoids.net> wrote:
> Ed,
> At CALI we test our web products against Firefox 4 & 5, Internet Explorer 7,
> 8, & 9, and Safari 5. Safari and Firefox are tested on Microsoft Windows
> Vista and 7 and Apple OS-X on dekstop and laptop PCs. If anyone reports
> problems with other browsers and versions we recommend they upgrade/switch
> to something we support.
>
> Elmer.
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RE: Requiring students be browser ready

I have no experience with this, but I think that TWEN offers quizzes that can be used, though I don't know if there are the same features for the professor to control during class.

Bob Seibel

California Western School of Law

rfs@cwsl.edu

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I am at a school that does not require laptops. I have the frustration of facing a room full of students with laptops and all of the laptop problems, but not being able to use them for classroom activities such as polling and quizzes. As I was thinking about what the students really need, I realized that the issue is probably not laptops but browser ready devices. Ipads, tablets, even smartphones should all be able to do polling and quizzes and other exercises set up for a browser.

Anyone moved to a browser requirement? Are there problems with this, as opposed to a laptop?

Thanks,

Ed

Edward P. Richards
Director, Program in Law, Science, and Public Health
Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law
LSU Law School
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1000
richards@lsu.edu
http://biotech.law.lsu.edu
http://sites.law.lsu.edu/coast/

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