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March 10, 2014 : Students Needed for Touch-Screen Computer Testing on Campus
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Taking a car for a test drive is always a fun experience.  Ohio University Lancaster is offering students the opportunity to participate in a test drive of a different kind by testing four new touch-screen computers on campus during the next two weeks.
“We need to garner student input to learn more about their academic needs and to provide an effective and efficient technological landscape to support those needs,” said OUL Director of Computer Services and Instructional Technology Paul Allen.
Students will be able to try out the computers in the library from Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 21. After the students are done testing the computers, they’ll be asked to fill out a short survey and vote for the computer they liked best.
“We are doing this to include the student body in our decision-making process and to find out what is important to them with regards to our computing environment here at OUL,” said Allen.
If students complete the survey, they will be entered into a contest to win prizes.  Allen hopes many students will participate to help OUL make the best decision about which computers to purchase.
“We are going to be installing new hardware in labs near the end of summer,” said Allen. “So, we need to get input from students now as we prepare to make this transition.”
The computers that will be used for the testing are located just inside the main entrance to the library. Computer services and library employees will be available for assistance should students have questions.