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Technology at Amherst – by the numbers

September 24, 2009

For the second year, Peter Schilling has put together a list of numbers that show how the role of technology is changing at Amherst College. You can see the whole list at Academic Commons., but here are a few tidbits:

  • Over four years the number of outgoing phone calls placed by employees dropped 25%
  • 85% of new computers purchased for employees are laptops
  • In the past year, 294 students registered iPhones or iPod Touches on the network (at the same per-student rate the number would be 2000 at Notre Dame).

I would love to see a similar list developed for our campus, especially with data on the technologies that are used in teaching and learning, like Concourse.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    September 25, 2009 1:56 pm

    Your website is so cool!

    You all did such a nice job, very nice.

  2. September 24, 2009 1:01 pm

    We are working on the numbers for Concourse use and mobile device use (iPhone, iPod Touch, smart phones, etc).

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