iPad in the Classroom: 10 Reasons to be Excited

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Samuel Gullickson (left) and Mikhael Husberg (right), both in the health fitness specialist program, are excited to use the iPad.

Say goodbye to your weighed down backpack full of textbooks and hello to the lightweight Apple iPad®. Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (GU/MSB) are proud to announce that students will now use electronic textbooks and other online resources on the iPad in place of traditional bulky texts. The university is phasing in the iPad at the Globe University-Woodbury and Minneapolis campuses and the Minnesota School of Business-Richfield campus this summer quarter. All Globe and MSB campuses will use the iPad as of this fall.

“We have decided to implement iPads to transform how our students learn, engage, connect, apply and eventually work in their chosen career field,” said Jeff Myhre, GU/MSB chief communications officer. “The use of iPad in the classroom fits perfectly with our hands-on, applied learning approach to teaching and learning.  We chose the iPad because of the collaborative and meaningful way in which Apple is committed to transforming education.”

We asked new students what they think about using the iPad in the classroom, and we received a variety of positive responses.

10 Reasons Students are Excited About the iPad:

  1. “I’m excited about the iPad because that means fewer books to carry around and more knowledge at your fingertips.” – Cassandra Schmid, veterinary technology student
  2. “iPads are convenient, easy to use and will prepare me for my transition into the workforce.” – Lindsay Alt, paralegal student
  3. “I think the iPad will make the classroom more interactive and make learning more fun.” – Brittany Krutke, veterinary technology student
  4.  “The iPad will make things a lot more convenient to get your work done and stay connected to class if you are out of town or unable to get to a computer.” – Stacy Nash, medical assisting student
  5. “I do technical support for iPads so I am excited to use the device in this learning environment.” – Tyler Has, information technology student
  6. “The iPad has so many great apps and app designers. I look forward to using the iPad in my engineering classes.” – Celeste Schuppler, engineering drafting and design student.
  7. “Less paper wasted on books. Plus, it’s a cheaper and more fun way to learn.” – Carson Jones, medical assisting student
  8. “No more heavy books and you can take the iPad anywhere.” – Amy Schmalz, business administration student
  9. “The iPad is an amazing link between education and technology. It will make things a lot easier.” – Keith Albrecht, business management student
  10. “The iPad is convienent, portable and more of an accurate learning tool for today’s workforce.” – Megan Johnson, animal and equine science student

GU/MSB has also created a new scholarship to help students pay for their iPad, called the Educational User Experience scholarship. Click here to learn more about the Educational User Experience.

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