- Post 13 August 2012
- By Atlanta Daily World
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Special to the Daily World
Brown Mackie College of Atlanta, leveraging Apple's state-of-the-art tablet technology, will introduce the iPad and eTextbooks to its students during the school's class that started on July 30. The college is now converting to 100 percent electronic textbooks (eTextbooks), and the iPad is the vehicle for delivering that technology.
"At Brown Mackie College of Atlanta, we believe that we have a responsibility to help prepare our students for this ever-changing digital world," says Reginald Morton, President of Brown Mackie College of Atlanta. "The iPad will be the key digital tool in the growth and development of our students. This tool will also give our students comprehensive access to their instructors, expanded academic material and resources while enabling them to network with fellow students to enhance their educational experience."
With the iPad, students will be able to: develop their acumen for working with technology; access their eTextbooks and electronic resources for study and research; carry multiple books on one device; access the student portal to see schedules, grades, student email, student accounts and transcripts, and communicate easily with instructors and other students using email, iMessage, and FaceTime
With the iPad, instructors will be able to: provide students with electronic handouts, presentations, and notes instead of printing or photocopying paper materials; access specific programmatic apps that may be utilized in the classroom; provide the students with greater flexibility in accessing their course work from anywhere.
Brown Mackie College — Atlanta is also providing an enhanced eTextbook experience by combining eTextbooks with the popular iPad. The iPad paired with eTextbooks will provide students with mobility, be more environmentally friendly, consume much less ink than printed textbooks, and will have social features that can't be accomplished with a traditional physical textbook. Also, there are no books to buy because all electronic resources are included with tuition.
Brown Mackie College — Atlanta is located at 4370 Peachtree Road, N.E. For additional information about the college, call 404-799-4500 or visit http://www.brownmackie.edu/atlanta/news-and-events.aspx?PRID=BMC2499.