While the business world has picked up the iPad and integrated it into operations, the device has been especially embraced by the healthcare industry, being used in various situations such as gathering information in a laboratory and recording patient data.
The program is the beginning of a movement toward equipping all students with relevant technology that can be used throughout their learning career.
“We are committed to providing a 21st century education at Cumberland and that means technology must be a component of the learning experience,” said Dr. Harvill Eaton, president of the university.
“We are going to redefine the learning environment at Cumberland and we feel these devices offer us an advantage towards developing life-long learners and also ease the high cost of textbooks.”
Cumberland faculty are being equipped with an iPad and many, particularly those in nursing and science, are already integrating the device into the learning environment. They are developing applications that enhance the classroom experience and create mobile learning scenarios.