Pittsburg State University students returning in the fall are likely to see their professors using a new piece of technology in the classroom. The university began its iPad initiative in the spring by distributing the tablets to faculty taking part in the program.

“Technology in the classroom is constantly changing,” explained Dr. Lynette Olson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The iPad is simply the latest in a long line of classroom technology. We want to make certain our faculty have access to the tools that can make a real difference to the students in their classrooms.”

Training workshops were provided for professors in the spring and additional workshops will be held in the fall. The iPad program is an initiative of the Provost’s Office and initial results have been positive.

“The possibilities are almost endless,” said Provost Olson. “When it’s done correctly, the integration of technology into the curriculum can provide students with a classroom environment that is even more dynamic. This program is another example of how Pittsburg State is continuously seeking new methods of improving the academic experience for our students.”