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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
August 28, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Technology Requirements



UPDATE:† Laptop Program Discontinued

Faculty of Education Laptop Technology Requirements 2015-2017

The integration of emerging digital technologies for teaching and learning is emphasized in Laurierís Bachelor of Education program. It is expected that every student entering the program will bring with them a laptop (Mac or PC) suitable for use in the program. †Ideally the laptop should be less than three years old, can support either 802.11n (either 2.4 or 5 MHz) wireless networking, and have MS Office installed. †Thus, you may use a laptop you currently own and avoid the expense of buying a new one. If you do not have a laptop to bring, you can purchase one from the Laurier Bookstore Tech Shop. To provide support for technologies additional to your laptops, such as access to and training on iPads, interactive Whiteboards, document cameras, and other hardware on loan, a technology fee of $150 per year is required as part of your program fees.

PC Laptop Minimum Standard:

  • Runs Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional† or Ultimate 32 or 64 bit (preferred)
  • Your hardware generates a Windows experience index of 4 or greater
  • Supports wireless 802.11n and preferably is dual band (2.4 and 5 MHz).
  • Your laptop is up to date with Windows updates and you run current antivirus software.
  • Your laptop has a built in webcam and microphone.
  • You already have or are prepared to purchase MS Office to run on your laptop.

Macintosh Laptop (MacBook) Minimum Standard:

  • Intel core Duo processor with a minimum of 2 GB of ram
  • Your laptop has a built in webcam and microphone.
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Supports wireless 802.11n and preferably is dual band (2.4 and 5 MHz).
  • You already have or are prepared to purchase MS Office to run on your laptop.