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JSU continues to promote innovation in education with iPad Initiative

Jackson State University and the Mississippi e-Center Foundation are providing iPads to all first-time, full-time freshmen for the fifth consecutive year since the 2012 launch of the initiative.

Distribution will take place at the JSU Student Center, Ballrooms A and B, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 29-30.

The iPad Technology Advantage Scholarship Initiative, as it is officially termed, reflects the university’s culture of student-centered learning that nurtures intellectual curiosity through the assimilation of technology and curriculum.

Director of the Mississippi e-Center Dr. William McHenry said, “Jackson State University has experienced record enrollment each year the Technology Advantage Scholarship Initiative has taken place.”

The iPad initiative also aligns with the university’s mobile-learning strategy; designed to support student success by empowering innovative teaching and student creativity.  The program is the largest mobile-learning strategy of its type in the country.

McHenry, who is also a Jackson State chemistry professor, explains that the mobile technology initiative is a model for universities interested in making cyberlearning accessible to all.

ipad2iPad Initiative Highlights

  • Mobile-learning productivity packages:  iPads are preloaded with security features and educational applications.
  • Professional development for faculty and students: Professors integrate mobile learning strategies into courses to support student success.

About Mobile-Learning @ JSU

The Mississippi e-Center Foundation provides iPads to JSU freshmen through a scholarship program. To learn more about Mobile-Learning @ JSU visit http://sites.jsums.edu/ipad/.