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C.W. Post to Offer Free iPad 2 for New Freshman and Transfer Students; New Graduate Students to Receive Device at Discounted Rate

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
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Long Island University
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Brookville, N.Y. – Tapping into the power of cloud computing, the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University will again offer state-of-the-art tablet computers to new undergraduates in the fall 2011 semester.

New freshmen and transfer students will be eligible for an Apple iPad 2 at no cost. New graduate students and new part-time undergraduates will be eligible to purchase at iPad 2 for half price, or $250.

Offering convenience and portability, the iPad 2 enhances students' educational experience. Students can use the wireless tablet to download digital textbooks, access course materials, conduct research, build presentations and group projects, take class notes and exams, and communicate freely with professors and peers in real time.

“The iPad is perfect on so many levels,” said George Baroudi, Long Island University's chief information officer. “Its operating system is very light, very fast and delivers a web browser and e-reader functionality, so there's no need to lug around a laptop and a pile of books.”

Dr. Jeffrey Kane, the University's vice president for academic affairs, sees the use of iPad technology as the beginning of a new era in higher education. “The iPad creates an educational environment that will support enormous pedagogical evolution, the pace of which will be limited only by the imagination of the faculty,” he said.

The iPad2 also is available to students at the University's Riverhead, Brentwood, Brooklyn, Rockland and Westchester Campuses.

The iPad Initiative is part of the University's ongoing investments in educational technology. Over the past seven years, the University has upgraded its high-speed, fiber-optic network; introduced blended and online degree programs; implemented industry-leading Web learning software and course management systems; and introduced Web-based student services.

The Center for Student Information organizes the distribution of the iPads and provides basic training to help students learn to access the University network and to set up iTunes, e-mail accounts and other functions.

For more information, visit www.liu.edu/cwpost/ipad or email enroll@cwpost.liu.edu.

Posted 06/20/2011

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