iPad’s ultimate test comes this fall. The top selling Apple device is schedule to take part in several programs throughout the country. Universities and colleges around the country and looking to take the iPad as a essential tool in classes. One such university is Oklahoma State who is schedule to have the iPad as a give away for students in specific courses which are offered by Spears School of Business and School of MEdia & Strategic Communications.
These programs will be a test to see whether or not the iPad can be used effectively in the class room to enhance the learning experience and hopefully open the doors for more technology becoming intertwined with a schools curriculum. The limited program for the iPad will only focus on areas where schools believe it can be used to enhance the learning process.
It will be evaluated as time goes along and it would be seen as a possible permanent device in schools and of course to help in entering the work place according to visiting assistant professor of OSU’s School of Media & Strategic Communications Bill Handy. The iPad ranges in cost from $500 to over $800 but is seen as a potential and effective investment for schools. It can also help cut costs on text books for specific classes by more then $100. It would no doubt ably be a very useful tool as a replacement for all text books no matter the class being taken.