Volume 6, Issue 5
Whether you own an Amazon Kindle DX, just got the super-hot iPad, or prefer the newest in ultralight PC netbooks, you can’t deny that portable technology is advancing fast. Smartphones have become more and more popular, with the iPhone emerging as the device of choice among teens (according to a recent survey by investment firm Piper Jaffray). Now it’s not exactly breaking news that teens like gadgets, but did you know that some schools are encouraging the use of the iPhone and iPod Touch to stay connected in and out of the classroom? The iPad is also making waves as the latest education tool, though tablet computing has been utilized at some universities for a few years now. At a time when you can carry what is essentially a mini computer in your pocket, it’s hard to imagine that wireless campuses are still a relatively new phenomenon for many colleges and universities. The expert counselors at IvyWise have compiled a list of five schools that are integrating mobile technology with the student experience.
Learning is more exciting than ever as students across the country have the opportunity to experience and interact with new technologies on their college campuses. The classroom of the future may be mostly electronic and far more accessible than the one you know today. However, schools are not just adopting new technologies for the sake of being cutting-edge – many of these innovations actually make learning easier. Here are some advances in educational technology that may already be at a campus near you.
Your student is about to embark on the next leg of their academic journey, and to help celebrate this milestone achievement (and to start that first semester off right) the expert counselors at IvyWise and I have put together a list of celebration-worthy gifts for any graduating senior.