How would you like to not spend $400+ on new textbooks each year? What about not having to carry them around to class? Well there will be a possibility of some relief in the future. Fox MIS is currently piloting a study using iPads. What a surprise it was for the lucky students, of the Honors Information Systems in Organizations course, to find that they were the ones chosen for this study. Professor Carey O’Donnell, who has been teaching at Temple University for 10 years, developed the idea and applied to his honors course.
According to Professor Carey, there are many benefits of using iPad in the classroom:
- Students will save a lot of money ($40 eBooks vs. $100+ textbooks)
- It helps students to come as a small group in the class, exchange and share information, and work as a team
- It also allows MIS student to learn the new technologies and ways to collaborate with each other
Professor Carey wants students to collaborate together as a team because he knows that teamwork is very important in the real workplace and especially communication skills. His idea brings Fox MIS to the next level of embracing new technologies and more contemporary learning methods. We are living in 2012, an era where technology is continuously changing.
Professor Carey also thinks his idea of using iPads in the class will challenge his students. He said “They are our best and our brightest, so I wanted to challenge them to show me how creative they can be in terms of using all forms of multimedia to deliver content.”
What do you think if Fox school will offer the iPads for every student?
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