As the University of Nevada, Reno resumes in-person classes in Fall 2021, each member of the incoming freshman class will receive iPad Air at no cost. The University is working with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform and deliver equal access to technology and digital tools. The new initiative will augment digital literacy and enhance student success and curriculum that can be put to use as students join the workforce.
The university has dubbed the program the “Digital Wolf Pack Initiative” which will see each freshman student receive an iPad Air, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Pencil, and a suite of productivity and creativity apps, including Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Swift Playgrounds, GarageBand and other apps.
Faculty will also receive training from Apple so they can be more effective in teaching the students and make sure they get the most out of the program.
The University selected Apple products because of the power of iPad Air and iPadOS, the availability of robust suites of software and apps for productivity and creativity, and best-in-class security and privacy built into the full platform, from hardware to software.
This is exactly what students need. Faculty will be taught how to implement the tools properly and students will reap the benefits of having access to some of the best technology on the market.