University to Give iPads and Macs to All Incoming Students


Seton Hill University, a private Catholic school in Pennsylvania, has promised to give all incoming freshmen a 13″ Macbook and an iPad starting Fall 2010. The school plans to integrate these two devices deeply into the curriculum, training faculty in how to use them and building course materials around them.

Here’s what Seton Hill’s Web site says about the initiative: “You will have complete access to these mobile technologies for classes as well as at all times for personal use. After two years, Seton Hill will replace your laptop with a new one – one that you can take with you when you graduate! With this technology at your fingertips, you can create a just-in-time learning environment, stay in touch with professors, advisors, and classmates, research any topic at any time, engage in hybrid and fully on-line courses, and access a whole host of Seton Hill technology services. In doing so, you will be learning the technological skills you’ll need in the twenty-first century workforce.”

If only your boss would come up with the same idea for your company…