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WVU Parkersburg taps into the latest technology with iPads and e-books
Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/23/11 - Students and faculty at West Virginia University at Parkersburg now have access to the latest in technology with 75,000 e-books available and a new set of iPads to be used for education and professional development.
Since 2002, WVU Parkersburg’s library has made e-books available for students and faculty to access both on and off campus. Recently, the number of titles offered increased from 55,000 to approximately 75,000 titles included in the college’s eight e-book databases.
“These databases are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Since we’ve expanded our online classes and distance education programs, it is vital that our faculty and students have access to quality books,” said Library Director Stephen Hupp. “The e-books and periodicals have gone through the peer review process, so it is all high-quality information.”
Earlier this year, the college purchased 11 iPads for faculty members. The devices were funded by the Benedum Foundation through an entrepreneurship education grant to the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia.
“As iPads continue to grow in popularity, they are increasingly being used as an educational tool rather than just for entertainment purposes,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Rhonda Tracy. “We will hold a professional development program in August to give faculty members better insight into how to incorporate this new technology in their classrooms.”
Photo: Denise McClung, social sciences
and languages division chair at WVU Parkersburg
For additional information, contact:
WVU Parkersburg Director of Marketing and Communications