Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age (1995) features a fantastic interactive book that educates a neglected guttersnipe, turning her into a capable, intelligent independent heroine. The iPad doesn’t quite match the vision of that book, but this video is still amazing.
At a faculty senate meeting, the provost announced that all faculty on an annual contract will receive iPads before summer break. She asked us all to come up with a meaningful way to incorporate iPads in at least one course in the fall and one course in the spring. The iPads are not just for undergraduates, but all full-time students (including graduate students and our adult degree program).