Technology Recommendations
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Technology Recommendations

—by Patrick Hayden-Roy, associate provost for integrative and experiential learning

Nebraska Wesleyan faculty are busy planning enhanced instruction to meet the unique challenges of in-person classes this fall.

We’ll support our face-to-face experiences with a full array of instructional resources on our online Canvas course site. Canvas allows students to conveniently access course materials, keep up with assignments, hear lectures they may have missed, submit and receive materials electronically and interact with their professors and classmates.

If a student becomes ill or needs to isolate due to exposure to COVID-19, or if they need to be away from the classroom for other reasons, technology can help them keep up with their classes.

We encourage students to have access to a laptop, which will provide them connection to all these resources wherever they are. Even after the pandemic, such technology will remain an increasingly important part of instruction and modern work life. If a personal laptop is not available to your student, several computer labs are accessible across campus. In addition, the library has a limited number of laptops available for student checkout for the semester.

We recommend the following laptops and accessories:

Mac Laptop
Intel Quad Core i5 (or i7)
8 - 16GB RAM
256 – 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Webcam with microphone
Mac OS 10.15
AppleCare three-year warranty: $269
Windows 10 x 64 Laptop
Intel Core i5 or i7, or AMD A8 and AMD A10 APU
8 - 16GB RAM
256 – 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Display w/ Refresh Rate: 60-hertz and Min. Possible Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Wireless: 5 GHz-capable dual-band, often labeled as 802.11ac, 802.11a/n, 802.11abgn
Webcam with microphone
Three-year warranty (recommended)
USB Flash Drive (32GB)

We look forward to helping your student successfully complete their studies and reach their academic goals.

Patrick Hayden-Roy


Patrick Hayden-Roy has been on the Nebraska Wesleyan faculty since 1989. His historical research focuses on Germany in the Reformation.