Discussion: Free tablets to college students - The experience from the American university of Armenia
12 June 2013
In 2013, the American University of Armenia will be opening its doors to first undergraduate students. With this rapid increase in student population and diversity of new disciplines, the university administration is considering providing all incoming undergraduate students with free tablets. Tablets should address the challenge of the limited access of Armenian students to current textbooks. When implemented properly, tablets could also increase students’ engagement in and outside of class. The presenters will share the experience of this complex decision making process that involved librarians, IT staff, administration, faculty, and students. The presentation will discuss financial, technical, and pedagogical aspects of the decision and share their recommendations with the audience.
Bella AvakianLibrary DirectorAmerican University of Armenia