An interesting little nugget came across the newswire yesterday, when it was announced by THE Ohio State University that over the next two years, they plan on outfitting every student-athlete at the school with an iPad. The initiative, a part of the Digital First program, will start by giving out 500 this fall, and should expand to all 1,100 student-athletes by the start of next school year.
Dr. David Graham, OSU’s assistant provost for student-athlete success (which sounds like a made-up title, by the way) had this to say about the program:
“The use of iPads will allow us to find creative and innovative ways to enhance our tutoring and mentoring services for student-athletes. The iPads will be preloaded with athletics department materials currently provided to student-athletes in paper or book form and will be available to students throughout their academic careers.”
First, let me start by saying that this is an incredibly cool, and unique way for Ohio State to spend part of t...