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The Ohio State University today announced that it has worked with Apple to create a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning experience that includes an iOS design laboratory and opportunities for students to learn coding skills.

Called the Digital Flagship University, the initiative will include an effort to integrate learning technology into the entire university experience. Along with the aforementioned iOS design lab, which will be available to faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community, the university will aim to help students "enhance their career-readiness in the app economy."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the partnership, and said it will give students access to Apple's new coding curriculum.
"At Apple, we believe technology has the power to transform the classroom and empower students to learn in new and exciting ways.

"This unique program will give students access to the incredible learning tools on iPad, as well as Apple's new coding curriculum that teaches critical skills for jobs in some of the country's fastest-growing sectors," said Cook. "I'm thrilled the broader central Ohio community will also have access to coding opportunities through Ohio State's new iOS Design Lab."
Ohio State University's Digital Flagship University will launch in the 2017-2018 academic year, with the design lab set to open in a temporary space in 2018 before moving to a more permanent location in 2019.

Starting in 2018, first-year students at the Columbus and regional campuses will be given an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, as well as apps, all funded through the university's administrative efficiency program. Swift coding sessions will begin during the spring semester of 2018.

The iOS design lab will provide technological training and certification to students and community members who are interested in developing apps in Swift.

The Ohio State University also plans to integrate Apple technology into other areas of the university, introducing a chemistry course where students can complete assignments online with iTunes, debuting iPads for journalism and biology students, and more.

Article Link: The Ohio State University Working With Apple on Digital Learning Initiative
 
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I think he meant you should get rid of the word 'The'.
It's like saying The UCLA or The UCB is working with...blah blah blah....
In fact it's the exact opposite. https://www.osu.edu/ More to the point @tich was highlighting the running joke in the sports world that is OSU making such a big deal about "THE" in The Ohio State University. It's pretentiousness and all that.
 
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As an Alumni of "The", I am sure they will happily take more of your $$ to enroll in another program.

I work in K-12 now (finance) and I think the opportunities that this present for K-12 are larger than post secondary. Apple provides completely free curriculum for this and it could open another gateway for job readiness skills that students badly need.
 
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In fact it's the exact opposite. https://www.osu.edu/ More to the point @tich was highlighting the running joke in the sports world that is OSU making such a big deal about "THE" in The Ohio State University. It's pretentiousness and all that.
OK, message received, loud and clear. Hadn't heard of that inside joke about 'THE' Ohio State University, so that makes more sense now. (Maybe Juli was in on that joke, and subtly alluding to it.)

Generally speaking though, using a definite article to precede the name just seems superfluous nowadays in some instances and many people omit it, as in 'Ohio State University working with Apple' (even more so with acronyms as in 'Are you enrolling at OSU this fall'), hence my jumping to the wrong conclusion.
 
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Very cool idea..on that note Go Blue!!! 〽️

It would be great to see the Maize and Blue innovate in this space. I have not seen much come out of CITI in years. I would love Ann Arbor to have more than a football team and a deli as reasons to visit.
 
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It would be great to see the Maize and Blue innovate in this space. I have not seen much come out of CITI in years. I would love Ann Arbor to have more than a football team and a deli as reasons to visit.

:p

However, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that the deli is worth visiting.
 
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Sorry Apple but in my mind, until the iPad can be used to create iPad apps...it is still just a toy.
 
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