The iPad was initially seen as an over glorified toy by critics when it first came out in January of 2010. Since then it has sold untold millions of units and has no signs of slowing down. The iPad currently has nearly 85% of the tablet market. Some of its most ardent supports and heaviest users are College students. The iPad and the college student are a match made in technology heaven.
College students need to have a reliable and functional technology device to help them perform better in school. They also love to consume media such as movies, music, and eBooks. The iPad has all of these features. Educators are now seeing the power of the Apple tablet computer and are even integrating into their courses. The number of iPads are increasing as students are choosing them over laptops. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of the iPad.
College students take a lot of notes. The iPad has note taking capabilities that are second to none. There are even apps that allow the user to use the swipe technology to write with their fingers to take notes. The iPad can also record lectures as well.
Having all of your information in one place is great for the unorganized college student. Document fragmentation is a frustrating problem for students who have to use multiple technology devices to access information. The iPad does it all in a very neat and tidy way. Students have access to their favorite academic apps, the internet, and their course materials all in one tiny tablet.
The backpack might become a thing of the past and be replaced with an iPad case. Many textbook makers are putting their books online. Students can use their iPad to quickly download the book. That means no more lugging around a cumbersome textbook. That also means students are more likely to read their book because it will be with them whenever they have their iPad.
There are apps for virtually everything. With the right apps students can have access to tons of academic material as well as productivity and organization apps that will help them become the best student they can be. The right apps make a poor student average and a good student great.
The iPad’s ability to slip into a bag or be carried as a standalone is one of its main benefits. It has a long battery life giving it another advantage over laptops. Students are on the go and need a device that is as mobile as they are.