Madison College Provides College Laptops & Wi-fi to Students
You can’t take online classes if you don’t have a computer at home. After a quick shift to remote learning, Madison College recognized that many students were going to need help if they were to continue their studies.
In spring 2020, the college’s Tech Services department distributed nearly 400 laptops and close to 200 mobile hotspots to students at no cost, ensuring their college experience would not be interrupted. WiFi access was also expanded to a number of the college’s parking lots to assist online learners.
In addition to remote learning, it was important for students to have online access to financial aid assistance, counseling and advising. These services are essential, especially for students feeling overwhelmed by online classes.
The positive student response to these provisions led to even broader assistance. Madison College now provides open access to college laptops and wi-fi hotspots to any student who needs them. Technical support is also available when students need help or have questions.
The college also recently joined the Eduroam network, which allows students to access the internet at specific locations throughout the Madison College district. This is especially helpful to students who live in areas with spotty internet service.