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Dean lauds Jobs's innovation, inspiration for CEHD iPad program

faculty-quam.jpg"Steve Jobs should be a model for all of us as to where creativity and vision may lead," said CEHD Dean Jean Quam in a Minnesota Daily article on Jobs's legacy. In its second year, CEHD's iPad program has provided iPads, a Jobs's brainchild, to all incoming freshmen.

"Given that all the information in the world can now be held in the palm of our hands, I think his inventions have revolutionized the role of teachers in the academy," Quam said of Jobs in the article.

Continuing in the largest iPad program of its kind at a major research university, CEHD first- and second-year students are working in new ways with CEHD faculty and academic technologies. They also are accessing digital information, including textbooks, in efficient and cost-effective ways. At the same time, a core group of University researchers is working with students to study how the tablet technology has the potential to transform student learning.

See more in Learning by iPad in Connect magazine. Also see the CEHD Mobile Learning website.

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