17 August 2004


An innovative solution to lack of available lab space...

Five Curriculum Resource Centre portable computers are being upgraded to allow them to connect to the University network wirelessly through an access point to be set up in the CRC. In the absence of the infrastructure necessary to manage wireless connections in the manner determined by the University Information Management Systems Committee, the Division has the University Network Manager's approval in the interim to allow the computers to connect to the network wirelessly provided that the computers and the access point are configured in an agreed manner to minimise risks to the users and the University network.

The computers are to be provided primarily for students in the LOTE unit in the School of Education and Community Studies this semester who were unable to get access to a lab for their classes: the students will use the wireless computers during their class time (two hours per week), with the computers available for loan at other times for other appropriate uses from the CRC.