In Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has a new class of executive MBA students who have adopted iPads in their learning program, reports “Virginia Tech News” (http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/10/102710-pamplin-ipads.html).
“Executive MBAs need to be up-to-date on technology. What better way than by using such innovative products as the iPad?” says the program’s executive director Charles Jacobina says.
He expects that the students will use the iPad primarily as an eReader, as a tool for team collaboration and communication, and as a notepad for taking notes in class when used with a stylus, notes “Virginia Tech News.” In addition to the student users, five Pamplin faculty members are using the device in their teaching, as a replacement for or complement to traditional textbooks, business cases, and other reading materials, the article adds. The response from students and faculty so far has been very positive, Jacobina says.