Seton Hill University Free iPad, iMac Giveaway- Freshmen Students
Seton Hill University iPad Giveaway - (No not Seton Hall)
Seton Hill University is giving away free iPad and imac 13 inch laptops to every 2010 undergraduate freshmen students. A small catholic university with just over 2,000 undergraduate, Seaton Hill University is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Apparently, the iPad and iMac laptop giveaway is more than a clever recruiting tool. According to the Seton Hill web site it is all part of re-thinking how education is delivered to students.
Vistors to the Seton Hill website are greeted with an iPad giveaway splash page that promotes the free iPads to freshmen university students and the university's new Griffin Technology Advantage Program.
This new program provides students with the best in technology and collaborative learning tools, ensuring that Seton Hill students will be uniquely suited to whatever careers they choose - even those that have not yet been created.
Devices like the iPad and iMac of course quickly become obsolete. Seaton Hill is spending money to deal with that as well.
After two years, Seton Hill will replace your laptop with a new one - one that you can take with you when you graduate! With this technology at your fingertips, you can create a just-in-time learning environment, stay in touch with professors, advisors, and classmates, research any topic at any time, engage in hybrid and fully on-line courses, and access a whole host of Seton Hill technology services.
Indeed, from a technology perspective Seton Hill puts other universities to shame. For example, it has a private level 3 access to the Internet, delivering speeds of 100 mbs, wireless hubs blanket the campus, there is an on-campus Apple service center. On the network level Seton Hill pumped in $500 thousand to upgrade all their switches to gigabyte switches.
As part of a recruiting drive the Seton Hill free iPad and IMac offer is enticing but what makes it compelling is the integration of the technology with learning - increasingly the two go hand-in-hand. Assuming that the first year students had a quality high school education then this type of next generation learning could certainly offset the cold Pennsylvania winters.