9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World
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Colleges in the UAE are going iPad only.
The U.S. isn’t the only place where iPads are becoming a common sight in college classrooms. In the United Arab Emirates, iPads are also playing a significant role in higher education. In September 2012, the UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology announced a deal with Apple that will see the school’s campuses remove all paper and pens from the classroom and rely only on iPads for note-taking and information management. The UAE is the first college in the region to offer iPad-only lessons, and the change is expected to impact some 21,500 students. Called iPadagogy, the initiative will mean that students will be required to purchase or finance an iPad to attend classes: no pens and paper will be allowed and all classroom materials, from textbooks to syllabi, will be digital. The UAE isn’t the only nation working on these kinds of radical changes; similar programs are being rolled out at 62 other top colleges and in numerous businesses around the world.