iPad Initiative FAQ

What will the iPad be used for at A-State?

All incoming students complete both a Making Connections course and a linked general education course. This is the first six hours of the undergraduate curriculum. The Making Connections course will be taught on the iTunesU and iBooks platform. Selected general education will also be taught on the iTunesU and iBooks platform.

We anticipate that integration of iPads into your courses will continue throughout your undergraduate career.

Why the iPad?

We chose the iPad because it consolidates many educational tools including textbooks, classic novels, science probes, calculators, calendars, cameras, video recorders, maps, dictionaries, and organizers. Additionally, the iPad is fully integrated with the iTunesU platform. This is the only tablet solution with a content development and delivery platform built into the device.

I already have an iPad.  Will I need to purchase another one?

No. If you already have an iPad Pro, an iPad Air (2nd generation), an iPad (5th generation), an iPad mini (4th generation), or higher, you can use it for your new semester.

What happens if an iPad gets broken, lost, or stolen?

The A-State IT Store offers the option to purchase Safeware, which covers accidental damage such as: drops, spills, cracks, and other liquid damage.  We would also work with the police department in returning the iPad back to the owner.

What methods of payment does the A-State IT Store accept?

The A-State IT Store accepts credit cards (except American Express) and you can use your Express Dollars. The store does not accept cash or checks.

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