It hasn’t even launched yet, and already Apple’s iPad is catching the eye of colleges, CNET reports: Pennsylvania-based Seton Hill University, which has an enrollment of about 2,100, announced March 30 that starting this fall all full-time students will receive an iPad tablet device in an effort to boost learning ability and technical know-how. “The iPad initiative kicks off the university’s Griffin Technology Advantage Program,” the school wrote on its iPad page. “This new program provides students with the best in technology and collaborative learning tools, ensuring that Seton Hill students will be uniquely suited to whatever careers they choose—even those that have not yet been created.” Through the program, each student will receive the iPad, as well as a 13-inch MacBook. Students can use the devices in class and for personal use. The university even plans to replace the laptop with a new one every two years. Students will own the devices, meaning they can take them after graduation. Seton Hill believes that, with the help of technology, it can create a “just-in-time learning environment” that enhances student learning and helps them learn “technological skills [they will] need in the 21st century workforce…”

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