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Hect: Technology Oasis modeled after Apple Genius Bars

By Lauren Dielman | April 15, 2012

Those frustrated by iPads, iPods, laptops, smartphones and class projects have a place to go to get their questions answered: Technology Oasis. Jeffrey Hecht, associate dean in the College of Education, said Technology Oasis was modeled after Apple’s...

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Tablet devices may have advantages over traditional textbooks

By Chelsey Boutan | March 21, 2012

When Jeffrey Hecht watches his 14-year-old daughter head off to class with a 30-lb. backpack, he starts to wonder. He thinks about if all students had to carry was a 1.6 lb. iPad like the one he has. Students could access the internet, their notes, textbooks...