Group:Defective by Design/Schools

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We're looking to compile a list of schools, universities and colleges that either require or supply DRM-laden hardware, such as the iPod, iPhone, iPad or Amazon Kindle. Feel free to add other DRM laden devices too, but these are the most commonly found.

Schools requiring

iPads

  • Seton Hill University [1]
  • George Fox University
  • Abilene Christian University

iPhones / iPod Touch

  • University of Missouri's School of Journalism [2]

Kindles

Schools Providing

iPads

  • Stanford School of Medicine [3]
  • Cedars School of Excellence [4]
  • North Carolina State University Libraries [5]
  • Duke University's Global Health Institute [6]
  • University of Maryland [7]
  • Reed College [8]
  • Grandview Heights School District in Columbus [9]
  • Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop High School [10]
  • Long Island University [11]
  • University of Maryland, College Park [12]
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (for sale in person) [13]
  • Heritage Middle School, West St. Paul [14]
  • Ideas Academy (High school), Sheboygan, Wisconsin [15]
  • Lake Minneola High School [16][17]
  • St. John the Evangelist, Hapeville [18][19]
  • St. Thomas More, Decatur [20][21]
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Atlanta [22][23]
  • Our Lady of the Assumption, Atlanta [24][25]
  • St. Jude, Sandy Springs [26]
  • Notre Dame Academy, Duluth [27][28]
  • East Richland Middle School [29]
  • Wiregrass Ranch High School [30]

iPhones / iPod Touch

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (for sale) [32]
  • University of Leeds - Medical School [33]

Kindles

  • Case Western Reserve University [34]
  • Clairvaux MacKillop College, Brisbane, Australia. Can be borrowed from school library. [35]

References

  1. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/ipad-textbooks/
  2. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2009/05/07/missouri-journalism-school-requires-iphoneipod-touch.html
  3. http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=11167
  4. http://www.cultofmac.com/documenting-the-ipad-project-ipads-for-all-at-one-scottish-school/55246
  5. http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/ipad-goes-under-the-gauntlet-at-universities-this-fall.ars
  6. http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/ipad-goes-under-the-gauntlet-at-universities-this-fall.ars
  7. http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/ipad-goes-under-the-gauntlet-at-universities-this-fall.ars
  8. http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/ipad-goes-under-the-gauntlet-at-universities-this-fall.ars
  9. http://ohio.watchdog.org/360/columbus-area-schools-test-drive-expensive-ipads/
  10. http://www.macgasm.net/2010/04/20/first-u-s-high-school-to-buy-ipads-for-their-students/
  11. http://www.liu.edu/About/News/Univ-Ctr-PR/2010/July/UC-Press-Release-July30-2010.aspx
  12. http://newsdesk.umd.edu/uniini/release.cfm?ArticleID=2146
  13. http://techstore.doit.wisc.edu/ipad/?login=P
  14. http://www.twincities.com/ci_17904745?nclick_check=1
  15. Not posted on website! Heard from principal.
  16. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/os-lk-first-day-school-adv-20110821,0,822131.story
  17. http://lake.k12.fl.us/lmh/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=498319
  18. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  19. http://www.sjecs.org/pro/event_view_rw.cfm?memberid=58&eventid=283
  20. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  21. http://www.stmga.org/200607/pages/technology.html#iPads
  22. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  23. http://www.ihmschool.org/news-a-calendar/school-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2011/08/16/698/-/mandatory-8th-grade-ipad-meeting.html
  24. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  25. http://www.olaschool.org/Upload/Forms/OLACS%20Parent%20Student%20Handbook%202011-2012.pdf
  26. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  27. http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2011/08/18/schoolipadprogram/
  28. http://www.ndacademy.org/school-news/technologyinitiative
  29. http://www.olneydailymail.com/news/x1336438116/Grant-drops-iPads-in-laps
  30. http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/students-will-learn-from-ipad-2s-instead-of-textbooks-at-pasco-school/1186746
  31. http://bookstore.union.edu/shop_product_list.asp?mscssid=602E5B0DE40E4DB2AA74FF76D27CA0C9&catalog_id=160
  32. http://techstore.doit.wisc.edu/product.asp?itemnum=C53623&login=P
  33. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11427317
  34. http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB124146996831184563.html
  35. Announced in school newsletter, not publically available.