Just like many new college freshman have a received one the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has gotten its acceptance letter. The 10-inch tablet from Samsung will be present this Fall on the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) campus.
According to Samsung Telecom. America (Samsung Mobile) the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is being deployed this Fall to a pilot group of Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast students at USM that could number up to 1,000 students. The pilot program is going to be run with the main goal of “enhancing access to education”. Chosen students will receive ‘courses, syllabi, content, e-textbooks, grades, schedules, emergency notifications and much more’ on their tablets.
The tablets are being privately funded, most likely by Samsung, so no burden will fall on students or the university for the final cost of this pilot program.
The Chief Information officer (CIO) for USM Homer Coffman had a colorful quote in the Samsung presser about this new program, he said “Tablets are like the Swiss Army Knife to academic excellence. By leveraging this new technology, we are committed to transforming the way students interact, engage and learn in the classrooms”.
Samsung and USM will start the program this Fall semester and if all goes well it’s possible I will be reporting that USM has placed a bulk order for Samsung tablets next Fall.
Here is a video for this story posted by Samsung Mobile USA on YouTube: