The Freshmen of the 2018-2019 school year started receiving their iPad Pros and MacBook Pros this week. Not only did the freshmen receive them, some faculty did as well.
This is all thanks to the partnership with Apple in a new Digital Learning Initiative. The initiative is to start moving the University digital. “We are committing to the idea that it no longer matters what kind of technology that the parents of our students can afford. The University will be providing leading-edge instructional technology to everyone,”says University President Dr. Wilma Mishoe. DSU is trying to make this happen by 2020. Apple will have professionals come to Delaware State University to help jump start the classroom transition.
DSU staff members distributed and set up over 1,000 iPads and almost 150 MacBook Pros in the William C. Jason Library here on campus. One freshman said, “I’m snapchatting all my friends from high school who didn’t come to Delaware State. I’m telling them that this is what my University did for me, and I’m asking what theirs did for them.”
Dr. Don Becker, Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, Visual, and Performing Arts, noted that students in his department will receive MacBook Pros capable of running advanced software like Adobe Suite.
“This is not about Apple and their devices. It’s about focusing our efforts on how our students learn and preparing them for the future now.” says Executive Vice President Tony Allen. He also noted that the combination of the four year Inspire Scholarship for Delaware high school graduates and Apple technology “make an awesome case for coming to Delaware State University. There is no better value in higher education in our region.”
*Mr. Carlos Holmes wrote the original version on DSU website Top New Stories.