Southern Illinois University (SIU) partners with Dell to develop and deploy mobile computing on campus
Date : 3/1/2014
Research has shown that tablets and e-textbooks can improve learning, which leads to better retention. We want to give our students a better educational experience, with the help of Dell technology.
David Crain, Assistant Provost and CIO, Southern Illinois University, United States
ChallengeSouthern Illinois University sought to boost student engagement and retention with a richer education experience, starting with its most recent incoming freshman class.
SolutionUniversity officials chose Dell, Intel and Microsoft to help develop its “Mobile Dawg” integrated application, deployed to 2,600 incoming freshmen on Dell touch tablets with Intel® processors and Windows 8.
Benefits• Increases students’ academic engagement and learning effectiveness
• Enriches the student experience to help boost retention
• Saves students $275 on textbooks
• Enhances the university’s brand and competitiveness
• Eases IT’s burden with standardized mobile devices