I admit. I made up that title. But I can’t help but foresee the future of the American educational setting. One iPad for every student in every schools. Each of the iPads interconnected with the school where they are being used. Having access to college textbooks and other systems in the school. Â Does the thought freak you out? or does it sound exciting?
Now back to reality. Setton Hill University is reportedly giving out an iPad for every full-time student starting in Fall 2010. This is part of the university’s Technology Advantage Program. Â The iPad that will be given to students will allow them to download textbooks from the iBookstore, used the iPads as phones, sharing files and note-taking notes. In other words, Setton Hill is taking its baby steps towards a fully-electronic educational setting using the Apple iPad. And for iPad, it’s the magical device’s baby steps towards conquering the world, starting with the education sector.
I’m pretty sure, if this program gets a headstart, the only thing that would stop other universities from copying it is Apple’s capability to supply the demand. And given Apple and Steve Jobs’ desire to conquer the world through computing, I’m pretty sure as well that supply will just be a minor problem for Apple.
Incidentally, in case you’re not aware Setton Hill University has this habit of Â of either lending or giving out Apple products to its students. Â The university has previously issued a 13-inch MacBook to its students with round-the-clock support for technical issues encountered by students when using their MacBook. In other words, the Setton Hill University is a great place to learn if you’re an Apple fanatic.
If I could afford it, I’d definitely send my son to study in Setton Hill University.