Microsoft today said it will supply more than 5,800 Surface 2 tablets to CDI College, a career training institution in Canada.
Surface 2 tablets will be one of the tools for students and faculty to facilitate the digital educational experience across all of its campuses, said Microsoft in a blog post.
CDI College recently completed a pilot program at its Ajax, Ontario, campus and is currently running another pilot program at the Surrey, British Columbia, campus.
Students used their Surface devices to access the college’s Learning Management System, course materials and assignments online; access and read their e-books; communicate with faculty and fellow students through email, chat and Skype; save and share files with OneDrive or with the integrated USB 3.0 port; use Office 2013 to complete class assignments and activities and submit assignments for classes and real-time peer review.
Microsoft said healthcare students can use Windows 8 RT anatomy apps to study anatomy and physiology.
Students in the business administrative and accounting programs can create reports, spreadsheets and presentations using the Office RT Suite.