John Spurlock, Ph.D., professor, history, incorporated the iPad into his fall 2010 course, The New Nation.

“The iPad was part of class activities almost every day. We loaded them up with texts that we used in class, including classics like Locke's Treatise on Civil Society and Thomas Paine, Common Sense, which we read and discussed together in class,” said Spurlock. “Also, when we did break-out groups or in-class flash research using the web, iPads worked just fine in place of laptops.”

The students were also able to take quizzes on their iPads. As soon as each quiz closed, the automatically graded quizzes were immediately returned to the students. Spurlock could then discuss the questions and answers with his students.