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Tablet Learning Project launched at Emalus campus

On Friday, March 1, Android tablets were presented to select Emalus campus students for use in their studies. The presentation was part of USPís Tablet Learning Project, which employs technology to improve learning in the region. Managed by mLearning under the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, the project expands the use of mobile technologies to assist students with their research and assignments. The tablets, which are internet-enabled, are light and easy to carry, making access to communications and course materials much simpler. 

Emalus IT Manager Nettie Collins opened the presentation with a brief introduction to the Tablet Learning Project. She pointed to statistics showing that worldwide smartphone and tablets sales are now greater than those of PCs. In the period 2011-2012, 63 million tablets were sold. By introducing this pilot project, USP is on the cutting edge of using new technologies to support its students. Currently, 600 tablets are being made available across six campuses: Emalus, Alafua, the Solomons, Tonga, Kiribati, Lautoka and Labasa.

Emalus Campus Director Eric Colvin presented the tablets to the students, who are all enrolled in one of the following courses: EC101, MA101, MA102, IS122, ST130, and TS106. More tablets are available for purchase at the Book Centre in Laucala.


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