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Brown Mackie College Goes to iPads and eTextbooks

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Desktop PC out. iPad in.

By Steve Dobbins
Brown Mackie College

Brown Mackie College — Indianapolis will introduce iPad and eTextbooks to its students during the school’s class start on September 4, 2012. The college is now converting to 100 percent electronic textbooks (eTextbooks), and iPad is the vehicle for delivering that technology.

“At Brown Mackie College — Indianapolis, we believe that we have a responsibility to help prepare our students for this ever-changing digital world,” said Sherry Jones, President of Brown Mackie College — Indianapolis. “iPad will be the key digital tool in the growth and development of our students. This tool will also give our students comprehensive access to their instructors, expanded academic material and resources while enabling them to network with fellow students to enhance their educational experience.”

With iPad, students will be able to:

•     develop their acumen for working with technology

•     access their eTextbooks and electronic resources for study and research

•     carry multiple books on one device

•     access the student portal to see schedules, grades, student email, student accounts and transcripts

•     communicate easily with instructors and other students using email, iMessage, and FaceTime

With iPad, instructors will be able to:

•     provide students with electronic handouts, presentations, and notes instead of printing or photocopying paper materials

•     access specific programmatic apps that may be utilized in the classroom

•     provide the students with greater flexibility in accessing their course work from anywhere

Brown Mackie College — Indianapolis is also providing an enhanced eTextbook experience by combining eTextbooks with the popular iPad. iPad paired with eTextbooks will provide students with mobility, be more environmentally friendly, consumes no ink compared to printed textbooks, and will have social features that can’t be accomplished with a traditional physical textbook.  Also, there are no books to buy because all electronic resources are included with tuition.

Brown Mackie College — Indianapolis is located at 1200 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100. For additional information about the college, call 317-554-8300, toll free 866-255-0279, or visit

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