Apple is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to develop programs that will deliver a common learning platform and provide equal access to technology. As part of the “Digital Wolf Pack” program, all new students entering college in the fall of 2021 will receive an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio at no cost.
In addition to the iPad Air, students receive focused training to improve digital literacy and fluency with creativity and communication enhancement apps. New students will have access to a suite of Apple apps like Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Swift Playgrounds, and more, along with custom apps designed to support their experiences on and off campus.
In a statement, Apple’s vice president of global developer relations and education said Apple was “proud” that Apple products and courses were selected by universities.
“At Apple, we believe education is a great tuner and access to technology is key to the learning and opportunity of today’s employees,” said Susan Prescott, vice president of relations and education for today’s employees. “We are proud that Apple products and courses have been selected by the University of Nevada, Reno for all incoming freshmen. We strive to ensure that these students have the opportunity to learn to write creative code. And grow in new ways “
Brian Sandoval, president of the University of Nevada, said the initiative will help ensure that students “Technology, innovation, digital tools and learning materials are at the same level, anytime, anywhere from day one on campus to graduation and beyond.”
The Digital Wolf Pack Initiative will be part of NevadaFIT, a program that aims to deliver a realistic approach to college courses. Students are trained on Apple products and apps used for creativity and coding, delivered by Apple Professional Learning using Apple-created courses.University faculty are trained by Apple. To learn how to use digital tools to help students succeed academically.