A pilot course has been created at Central Michigan University to teach students how to maximize the use of the iPad, according to the “Morning Sun” (http://themorningsun.com/articles/2010/10/08/news/doc4cae8206f0e24287939759.txt).

Professor Patricia Janes of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services asked Mike Reuter, director of technology operations, to teach her parks and recreation students to be “dangerous” with the higher-level technology that is desired and expected by today’s employers.

“The class I co-teach is RPL 400 N, digital media in recreation, parks and tourism,” Reuter told the “Morning Sun.” “The class is designed to give our students the tools they need to go out and compete better in the corporate world or whereever they end up after they graduate.”

The course, which is taught by Reuter and Dan Bracken, associate director for the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching, teaches the business uses for social networking, and how to use the applications found on the iPad.