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Going Digital to Green the College Classroom

Switching to iPads helped one USC professor save 18,000 pieces of paper.


When it comes to technology and climate, we’ve seen radical changes over the past few years. We live in an age where there is a gadget for seemingly every task or hobby and natural disasters happen more frequently than they used to. So when a group of progressive-minded academics gathered at the University of Southern California in October to share best practices on creating a simultaneously digital and green classroom, it seemed like perfect timing.

In their workshop, "Creating Online Courses Using Apple Mobile Technologies," Bill Celis, a professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Wendy Chapman, the school’s director of web technologies, explained that their winning formula involves using the iPad and other Apple technologies to engage their tech-savvy students and "green" their classrooms.

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