Additional Computer Hardware

Many students find it useful to have a printer or combination printer/scanner, a USB thumb or flash drive to store files downloaded from public or shared computers, and an external hard drive or DVD±R or DVD±RW drive to back up files. In addition, while most laptops have integrated webcams, speakers and a microphone, students may prefer to use an external USB webcam and a headset that includes headphones and a microphone for the enhanced quality of picture and sound available to distance learners or while listening to audio/video course content over the Internet in a room with a lot of ambient noise.



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