University Vending Machine Dispenses iPads
Drexel University partners with Free Library of Philadelphia to widen student tech options
In a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Drexel University is adding an iPad vending machine in their Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. The machine will rent out up to twelve iPads at a time.
The iPads come loaded with a suite of tools suitable for an academic environment, including Bowzine, Hoopla, Mango Languages and a variety of news feeds, art, music and editing tools. Via the App Store, the borrower can add any other software he or she needs to complete a project. Users don't have to be concerned about leaving personal information on the iPads, since nonstandard data is automatically deleted upon turn-in.