Posted: 11/22/05

TAMIU Kiosks Get Students Connected



You're between classes, your laptop's at home, but you'd like to take a look at the Spring 2006 schedule and register for courses at Texas A&M International University...what can you do?

Tap into the TAMIU Kiosks, located in the lobby area outside the Registrar's Office. (photo)

The stand-alone kiosks are equipped with eye-level flat-screen monitors and offer full access to the University's web site and online resources.

TAMIU associate vice president for information technology Leebrian Gaskins said the service is the latest offering aimed at providing students with increased access throughout the campus.

"Just as our wireless network has expanded access and our email for life program has expanded users, the addition of these convenient kiosks targets students on the go who are either without computer access or have an immediate need that can be rapidly addressed at the kiosks.  This is part of the University's ongoing commitment to getting relevant technology into the hands of our students," Gaskins explained.

The two kiosks are secured and can provide users with all-level Internet access, 24 hours a day, seven days as week.  They also serve as entry portals for online registration, email checking, and grade checking, etc.   While they're not intended to take the place of face-to-face interaction, they're ideal for students who are often time-constrained.

Gaskins said the University plans to make additional kiosks available throughout the campus.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology at 326.2310 or e-mail hotline@tamiu.edu.

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