DISCOVERe is Fresno State's new tablet program that will launch in the Fall of 2014. Approximately 40 course sections will be offered as tablet only courses. These tablet courses have
been redesigned to offer students an enhanced learning experience. The tablet will offer students portability,
convenience, and teaching materials anywhere anytime.
When registering for classes, these courses will be
denoted as "tablet required."
"Tablets are a teaching and learning tool that Fresno State will embrace to meet the needs of today's tech-savvy students-those already enrolled and future students from throughout the Valley and state who already are using tablets in K-12 schools." - Joseph I. Castro, President, California State University, Fresno
Students enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet course must have an iPad, Windows or Android tablet that meets the
required minimum specifications. The Kennel Bookstore will have three (3) pre-approved tablet devices available for purchase: iPad Air, Lenovo Thinkpad 2, and ASUS MeMO Pad 10.
Minimum System requirements for Fresno State DISCOVERe Tablet Program:
- 9.5" (10" class) or larger
- 1024x768 minimum resolution (XGA or better)
- Android 4.0+ or better
- Windows 8+ (excluding RT)
- Front facing web camera
- Minimum 32GB capacity
- 1 GHz or faster processor
- 1GB RAM or greater
- 802.11n Wireless
- Must be able to add mechanical keyboard, headphones.
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Getting a Tablet is Affordable for a Fall 2014 Tablet Course
There are payment options available for students that enroll in a DISCOVERe tablet course. Students who enroll will qualify for a one-time $500 grant made possible by the Fresno State Foundation. Students must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at Fresno State. This grant helps to offset the cost to purchase a one-year data plan, extended warranty, ewaste fees, and the cost of the tablet device.
Tablet purchases are eligible for financial aid coverage.
We expect that tablets will be available one to two weeks prior to the start of the Fall 2014 semester. Specific dates will be announced at a later date. Workshops will be held to assist students in
setting up their devices and loading the basic apps.
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