As part of an initiative to become an Apple Distinguished School, each incoming freshman at Saint Mary-of- the-Woods College received an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. More than 200 devices were distributed in fall 2020. Many classrooms have been equipped with Apple TVs, which faculty and students can use to mirror their devices on the screen for presentations and comprehensive learning. The College began laying an early foundation for this plan three years ago with the introduction of MacBook Pro laptops for all music majors, which will continue.
“This is really a big step toward accomplishing our ultimate goal of having one-to-one technology for all students.” — Frankie Enochs ‘93, associate vice president of information technology
So far, the tech is a success.
“They can collaborate well. We’re learning. The students are learning. But the possibilities are just incredible. We have just scratched the surface.” — Sara Boyer ’03 and ’13G, executive director of academic affairs
Once cutting edge at SMWC, technology has come a long way since the early Macs populated
our computer labs. Moving to one-on-one
mobile technology accomplishes the Woods’ goal of enhancing the student experience.