Who says higher education doesn’t pay? New Jersey’s Seton Hall University has decided to take one small step towards the future by handing out Lumia 900 phones to freshmen upon orientation.
This is done to integrate technology with the school’s curriculum and students are to use Seton Hall’s very own SHUmobile app. With it, freshmen may interact with each other, find peer academic advisors, learn about the housing situation and get to know their roommates. The school is even prepared to give the students pre-paid access to AT&T through the fall semester, but after that they’re presumably on their own.
Similar projects have been seen before with Abilene Christian University giving out iPhones and Seton Hill University doing the same with iPads, for example. Education always needs to be developing in quality and keeping up with the current times. What better way to do that than embracing new technology?