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Beginning with the incoming class in autumn 2018, freshman at all the campuses of Ohio State will receive a technology kit that includes an iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil and a protective case.
On March 5, Ohio State announced the Digital Flagship iPad Wallpaper Contest, where students could design a wallpaper for a chance to have it installed on more than 10,000 iPads distributed to incoming freshman.
The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost -- but the investment might just pay off.
Incoming freshmen filed into a room in the Drake Performance and Event Center on Monday morning, one of their first stops after checking in at orientation registration, to receive the Apple iPad they’ll have with them throughout their time at Ohio State.
Like many incoming freshmen at Ohio State, Noa Breitman was unaware that she was going to be receiving an iPad until shortly after accepting her offer of admission.
On Monday, about 250 incoming freshmen got a high-tech present from Ohio State University during one of 25 two-day orientation sessions.
As thousands of students make their way through orientation this summer at The Ohio State University, they are getting their hands on new technology to help accelerate their learning.
Beginning autumn semester 2018, all first-year students at all campuses of The Ohio State University will be given access to Apple technology as part of the university’s digital learning initiative to support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community.
Since Ohio State University joined with Apple last fall in a first-of-its-kind partnership to support digital learning through Apple’s iOS technology, it has worked out the kinks of its Digital Flagship University initiative and is prepared to expand the program to all of Ohio State’s 10,700 first-year students.
Ohio State's Office of Distance Education and eLearning has an army of people working behind the scenes to keep the university's online classroom experience at the top of its game.