- Seton Hall University launched a new program during summer orientation sessions this year, giving Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones to incoming freshmen.
- The phones include pre-paid plans and an app meant to help students connect with one another, as well as faculty.
- Dennis Garbini, Seton Hall's vice president for administration, indicated that about 80% of the incoming freshmen had used smartphones and the initiative is meant to engage them with a familiar platform.
From the article:
The sight of cell phones during a lecture has typically been a source of frustration for many college professors attempting to teach students who may have more interest in their mobile devices than the lesson plans. But one university is hoping a new effort to leverage smartphones will better engage students inside and outside of the classroom. ...