iPad apps make life easier for continuing education students

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Apple iPad debuted Saturday, and more than 1 million applications have already been downloaded.

What is... iPad?
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It is similar in functionality to the iPhone or iPod touch, but it is larger (9.7-inch screen) and more powerful. It has been compared to the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook.

Over 300,000 iPads sold on the first day. It's not meant to replace your computer, but it has just about any app you may want, and Salt Lake Community College is taking advantage of it.

iPad owner Kermit Johnson said, "It's like a Barbie doll. We're just going to have to keep clothing it and clothing it, and it's going to cost a lot more money than you initially invested."

It seems that there is no limit to the iPad: It holds your movies, books, photos, games and even car racing in HD.


Across the country people lined up at 4 a.m. waiting for the doors to open. In just the first day, over a quarter million electronic books were downloaded.

Russ Fellows of the MacDocs Apple reseller store said, "I think the sky's the limit with a product like this, and we're really just starting and it has to do with the applications that will be coming."

With so much success with mobile units like the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and now the iPad, Salt Lake Community College had to adapt to their student's needs.

Division Chair of Continuing Education Jennifer Saunders said, "We've launched these apps that will allow people to download their continuing education courses, as well as take the tests right from their hand-held device."


The app is designed specifically for the iPad, but it can be accessed on iPhones and the iTouch. It took two months to develop.

Already there are 10 courses available through the application, and they plan to add many more.

Salt Lake Community College already has courses on its app for construction and engineering. The upcoming courses include those for pharmacy technicians and funeral directors.

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com

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