Ohio State's department of athletics will begin providing its student-athletes with iPads this fall.
Dr. David Graham, Ohio State's assistant provost for student-athlete success, announced the decision on Wednesday.
The iPads will be preloaded with material currently provided to
student-athletes in paper or book form. About 500 iPads will be
provided to select teams this fall, with the goal to give one to
all 1,100 student-athletes within the next two years.
The athletic department will fund the initial phase while
looking for support through development opportunities. The iPads
will be loaned to the athletes to maximize their study time, help
them to participate in interactive and online education apps and
make use of other digital downloads and books.