Apple’s iPad not yet ready for the college classroom?

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about utilizing the iPad reports lots of initial excitement about the potential of the device, but it is not yet ready for mainstream use. Students and facility from George Fox and Seton Hall reported that lack of multi-tasking as one of the main limitations of the iPad in addition to low adoption rates and education specific applications. However, there is definitely growing interest and investigation of how iPads can be utilized in the education environment at campuses nationwide.

Anyone have any personal experiences to share?

Comments

  1. Up until now, I really don't know why I liked each and every subject (even the minor and irrelevant ones) that was slapped into my face during my college life. Maybe because I can withstand mental torture? Haha.

    But yeah, those irrelevant college courses are just a waste of time and money. I mean, one can just grab a book or surf the net if they wanna relive the revolution, etc. That's so high school.

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