Southern Mississippi University to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablets to students


Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)
announced that the University of Southern Mississippi will offer Galaxy Tab
10.1 mobile tablets to students participating in an Honors College pilot
program this fall.


The University of Southern Mississippi is
piloting up to 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices to be distributed to selected
Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast students. The
goal of this mobile initiative is to provide students with privately funded
tablets focused on enhancing access to education.


These tablets, loaded with Blackboard Mobile Learn, will
fundamentally change the educational experience by giving students and educators
mobile access to their courses, syllabi, content, e-textbooks, grades,
schedules, emergency notifications and much more.


Today’s announcement illustrates a growing demand from
higher education institutions seeking to implement Samsung Mobile technology
and content solutions in the classroom,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung


The Galaxy Tab portfolio is an attractive option for
schools looking for devices armed with strong feature sets and access to a
comprehensive selection of applications built to enhance the learning process,”
Sohn added.


The Samsung
tablets will transform the educational space as students and professors share
the same hardware and software, enabling them to experience and share audio,
video, and other learning materials to accomplish classroom goals.


The devices will also aid to reduce the amount of paper
used in the classroom and provide students with easy access to e-books and
other interactive learning materials.


Tablets are like the Swiss Army Knife to academic
excellence. By leveraging this new technology, we are committed to transforming
the way students interact, engage and learn in the classrooms,” said Homer
Coffman, chief information officer for The University of Southern Mississippi.


The iTech department at Southern Miss is continually
challenging itself to support emerging technology and find new ways to put
information into the students’ hands,” Coffman added.


The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a WiFi-enabled tablet that
measures at just 8.6 millimeters slim, making it the thinnest large screen
tablet currently available in the world. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by the
Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) platform and features a brilliant 10-inch touchscreen
and access to an array of applications through the Android Market.


By Team
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