Seton Hall University adopting Windows 8 for sciences, business and honors students
- This fall, Seton Hall University--already known for piloting mobile devices with part of yearly tuition and fees covering new devices for freshmen and juniors--will test a tablet running Windows 8, providing 400 students with a Samsung Series 7 tablet.
- The university's sciences and honors faculties drove the tablet pilots five years ago when they asked to experiment with new devices, with the sciences faculty saying students couldn't create diagrams easily with their laptop keyboards and honors faculty wanting to go paperless.
- Seton Hall's selection of Windows comes at a time when universities are choosing Apple or Android, and in August, the school's juniors and all 1200 freshman--the 400 who received Windows 8-powered tablets and the other 800 who received Windows 7 Series 5 Ultrabooks--will be upgraded to the final version of Windows 8 and given Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phones.
From the article:
Seton Hall University is known for piloting mobile devices. Each year, part of student tuition and fees cover new devices for freshmen and juniors. But this fall, the university will test something different: a tablet running Windows 8. That's right. At a time when universities are choosing Apple (think Abilene Christian University) or Android, this New Jersey university picked Windows. Instead of providing laptops for every student, Seton Hall plans to go with a Samsung Series 7 tablet for 400 students. ...
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