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No books, just iPads for NEMCC

Northeast Mississippi Community College announced in a press conference Wednesday it has partnered with Apple to bring iPads to all students.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 5:56 PM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 6:05 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Northeast Mississippi Community College announced in a press conference Wednesday it has partnered with Apple to bring iPads to all students.

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NEMCC said it is the first community college in the country to do so.

When students sign up for classes they are able to download their books on the iPad for free.

Austin Carmack, a student at the college, said it makes going from class to class easier.

“We can have all of our books in one place and not have to carry five books for all five classes,” he said.

Not only does this cut cost for books but it makes learning convenient.

“She’s constantly dropping our information so we can have it outside of the classroom,” said Carmack.

In Carlena Benjamin’s Anatomy and Physiology 2 course, it helps make teaching more interactive.

“With using the iPads I can catch misconceptions early and I can correct them. That enhances their learning and they can dig deeper into the content,” she said.

Students do have the choice to purchase paper or hardback books. They also can use their own iPad if they already have one.

Their goal is for all student to have an iPad by fall semester.

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