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Oklahoma State students, faculty tout iPad in classroom

May 5, 2011

This article was recently posted on cnet’s website and provides some interesting feedback from a pilot program using the iPad at OSU.  Here’s some quotes to pique your interest!

“According to OSU, it found that student expenses went down in the classes featuring iPads, since students were able to use cheaper electronic textbooks, rather than hard copies.”

“Last year, Pennsylvania-based Seton Hill University announced that starting in the fall semester, all full-time students would receive an iPad for their course studies. Last month, a superintendent of schools in Auburn, Maine said that every elementary student in the district would receive an iPad 2 to aid them in their learning. He said at the time that the tablet is “even more important than a book.””

“Whether or not OSU students agree with that sentiment is unknown. But the vast majority of them–75 percent–do believe that the iPad “enhanced the learning experience” in their respective course.”  More…

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