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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

iPads Instead of Textbooks

Southern University Eyes iPads As Replacement for Textbooks

Program to Test Technology

Elizabeth Crisp | July 29, 2015

In just a few years, bulky textbooks will likely be a thing of the past for Southern University students. In an effort to lighten the load — and expense — on students, the university is embracing the iPad.


Starting with the fall 2016 semester, every entering freshman at Southern University will be required to have one of the Apple tablet devices, which they will use to download cheaper e-books to use in class. The effort will be piloted at the Baton Rouge campus, but all Southern University campuses have been engaged in the effort, which will likely expand throughout the public historically black college system.

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