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Since the founding of Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) in 1990, we have been offering many academic courses that leverage computers, in both Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, as well as in Graduate School of Media and Governance. Many students at SFC are indeed utilizing their own personal laptops to write academic reports, to take notes, to produce art works, and to analyze data. Up until this point at SFC, we have computers installed in the special classrooms; however, as of the spring semester of 2020, we removed the computers from the special classrooms located in the building κ、ε、ι、and ο, and have been promoting the great shift towards SFC BYOD (Bring your own devices), where students are required to use their own personal laptops for the purposes of their studies. Newly enrolled students are now asked to prepare their own personal laptops before the school guidance week.
Through this shift, we will be nurturing the ability of the students to fully handle their own laptops as their "electronic stationery devices." It will encourage them to improve their informational science skills as well as their information literacy, while the university keeps establishing state-of-the-art information environment. That being said, there will still be computers available for student use in the special classrooms located in λ and at the Media Center.
Students who will be enrolled or are currently enrolled in the Faculty of Policy Management and those in Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.
The recommended laptop specifications are as follows. For the students who will be enrolling at SFC, please prepare the specified laptops before the enrollment; however, if you already have one that meets these specifications, there is no need to purchase a new device. Students currently enrolled at SFC who feel that their current computer specifications are not up to par for their studies or research are also encouraged to purchase a new one.
The pieces of software that are freely available to the SFC students include the followings. These are contracted by the university, and can be installed on the students' personal laptops.
The personal laptops can be connected to the SFC campus network (CNS) via Wifi. For the purposes of classes or group works, Dropbox (unlimited storage) is also available.
Media Center 1F CNS Service Counter
If you are having trouble taking classes because your computer is broken or lost, or because the software used in class does not work on your own computer, you can borrow a laptop from Shonan Fujisawa ITC. Shonan Fujisawa ITC offers a laptop rental service for students. For details, please visit the Shonan Fujisawa ITC website.