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