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The 2013 freshman class will be making history at Arkansas State. In an effort to enhance student learning and engagement, students will be required to have an iPad® for the Making Connections course. All incoming, first year students take the Making Connections course, which focuses on transitioning students into college-level learners by introducing critical academic skills and campus resources. This year, Making Connections will embed technology into the curriculum.
All first year students will be required to have an iPad to better prepare for the demands of the workplace. Faculty and students will explore study skills, personal organization, and research using the apps available on the iPad. Students will also be able to access the course text and other books using digital text. ASU envisions students will have the sophisticated technical advantage to be competitive in a variety of settings.
Your iPad Options
Students can buy their iPad at the A-State IT Store on campus, bring their own iPad, or rent an iPad.
Purchasing your iPad and Connect Kit at the A-State IT Store means incoming freshmen can get everything needed for the Making Connections class in one stop in the center of campus. (The A-State IT Store is located on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. Enter on the side facing the arch.)
We will make reservations in your name for your iPad (a 4th Generation or Mini) and Connect Kit, which includes vouchers for two required books, six apps, and a gift card for $25.00 that can be used towards a case. Your iPad and the Connect Kit gift card will be available for pick up at the A-State IT Store starting April 29 through the fall term. (Please reserve as soon as possible to help ensure immediate availability.) The apps and books in the Connect Kit will be made available upon the first day of your Making Connections class.
Incoming freshmen can fill out the form below to reserve one of two easy options for purchase:
- iPad Mini and Connect Kit
- iPad 4th Generation and Connect Kit
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