The term “student-athlete’ is scoffed at regularly in today’s college football environment, but credit Ohio State for providing its student-athletes with a valuable and functional piece of technology.
The school announced today that they’ll be providing 500 athletes with iPads (pictured and, oh hey, is that the free NBC Sports Talk app? What a coincidence!) beginning this school year as part of its Digital First program to better adapt to the digital age of education.
But before anyone makes a “yeah, but all they’re going to do is sell it for discounted tattoos” joke, rest assured that the only way anyone will part with an iPad… ever… is if someone else pries it from their lifeless fingers. It truly is — and I say this as a new owner of one — a practical tool, that if used correctly, will absolutely enhance one’s educational experience.
Or, they’ll just play Angry Birds and Words With Friends. Either one.