Oklahoma State University to Use iPad in fall 2010 for Media and Strategic Communications schools

You might recall that when some schools started trying to pilot digital readers like the Kindle instead of text books some advocates for the blind fought the pilot programs. This was based on accessibility of the digital readers to the visually impaired.Oklahoma State University (OSU) has announced that in the fall 2010 semester it will be running a pilot program in the School of Media and Strategic Communications and the Spears School of Business at the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.

The school plans to evaluate the iPad and its effects on the classroom based on specific outcomes. The device will be used for academic purposes and to explore ways to integrate the device into the curriculum. The iPad will be discounted to students when the student will save over $100 on the iPad when using it in a single course. The test run will use 125 students in five different courses.