Everyone knows about the University of Phoenix. It is quite simply the largest online university, the largest university in terms of enrollment and the largest receiver of federal financial aid dollars in the country. However, many people may not be aware of the University of Phoenix's ongoing and persistent issues with fraudulent financial aid practices, its multilevel marketing approach to higher education and its blatant disregard of quality education altogether.
The Apple iPad is seen as being an extremely effective platform to integrate with online education technology platforms and Apple eve offers student pricing. The iPad itself is a lightweight, easily transportable and mobile computing platform with integrated 3G and Wi-Fi.
Students the world over have come to recognize that they have long been ripped off by the textbook publishing establishment to which the higher education system panders. Thus, the cost of college textbooks has increased geometrically compared to regular inflation and colleges and universities are partly to blame. Higher education institutions regularly require the “most recent” editions of textbooks that the publishing houses have simply reworked by changing the page count, adding some useless fluff, and perhaps re-organizing the chapters
The iPhone and now with the iPhone 5 release, is a ubiquitous device on most college and university campuses. While many might casually assume that college and university students are using their iPhones just for texting, talking and social networking, a quick analysis indicates that college and university students are able to utilize their iPhones in new and unique ways because of the host of iPhone apps that are available and useful to the college student.