Freed-Hardeman University just announced that starting this fall, the university will provide an iPad to every student who enrolls as a freshman at the university, as well as every faculty member.
The initiative, called iKnow 2.0, is intended to shift the paradigm of traditional instruction at FHU. This is definitely a school that has moved to the Apple camp — FHU says it will also establish minimum MacBook requirements for incoming freshmen. It is anticipated that continuing and transfer students will be provided an opportunity to opt in to the iKnow 2.0 program and receive an iPad for a one-time fee that is basically equivalent to the cost of the iPad.
The goal, according to a statement from FHU, “is not to reinvent the textbook or reinvent publishing, but to reinvent the way people learn on the campus.”