Yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) did a story on the impact of the iPad on learning. The story, entitled “iPads Could Hinder Teaching, Professors Say” was expected, as some of our faculty and staff had participated in interviews with CHE reporters and the magazine had requested photographs of our faculty and students collaborating with the device. The story, which includes information on iPad initiatives at a number of institutions, was negative in tone and that was somewhat disappointing. My communications manager, Dana Hoover, did remind me though that Pepperdine’s coverage was by far the most positive report within the story itself.
Congratulations to Dana and Professor Timothy Lucas who has invested significant energy and enthusiasm into making this project a success.