How fast our world is changing... When I got my BA in the early 1990s, the internet was just a weird peripheral idea. Now ALL of our nursing school's textbooks will be delivered online through the Kno.com format. A lot of the orientation group groaned and grumbled at the added cost. I'd planned on buying a new laptop, so it sounds good to me. Its going to do amazing stuff-- multi-text searches for research topics; interactive notes and highlighting that can be shared with classmates; built-in flashcards, reactive illustrations, quizzes. It collects data on your study habits and makes recommendations. It collects all of your highlights and notes into a journal. All of your books can be accessed online without expiration.
My husband is going to be pumped that I won't be dragging another truckload of books into the house. I'm thrilled to be part of this pilot group in my ADN program. We will be set up to dovetail into the rapidly changing tech demands.
I'm in the Hybrid program and will attend labs and clinicals three days per week and watch lectures online. I wasn't listening as well as I should; trying to take the whole iPad trip in. I took pictures of key slides and notes about what was said. So I guess I can study that over summer as I wait to Fall to hurry up and get here!!!
I found out my program requires some kind of "device," whether it be phone, iPad, or Kindle Fire, in order to use ebooks. I wasn't really thrilled about it, but I've wanted a Kindle Fire for a while anyway and I think I'm going to enjoy carrying a very light bag to school.
I do think it is really odd how in your program (and mine) they waited until a critical time to say, "Oh, yeah, you'll need to buy this device that costs hundreds of dollars besides buying your expensive textbooks." Well, they didn't say it would be cheap.
Last edit by i♥words on May 2, '13