University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
About the School:
The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of twelve graduate schools at Penn and one of several dental schools in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia—With a one-to-one initiative that provides every dental student with an iPad, a robust program of faculty-developed AppleBooks that tackle complex dental topics, and the use of software that makes taking notes and exams easier and more convenient, Penn Dental Medicine is wholeheartedly embracing the concept of digital learning and transforming the way it delivers a dental education.
An Apple Distinguished School
This fall, Penn Dental Medicine became one of only a handful of higher education institutions worldwide to be selected as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022 – a three-year designation. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
“The Apple Distinguished School designation honors our long-term commitment to using innovation and technology to enhance teaching and learning,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Dean Mark Wolff.
iPads for All
In 2015, Penn Dental Medicine rolled out its one-to-one iPad initiative, which provides each first-year student with an iPad, along with the digital learning content and comprehensive support to use it as an educational tool. The first week of school, incoming students receive “learner-ready” iPads with the relavant applications and settings pre-installed.
Customized Digital Textbooks
As iPads have become fixtures in Penn Dental Medicine classrooms, faculty members have steadily adapted lecture materials to digital format. To date, 76 AppleBooks, or digital textbooks, have been developed with the support of the School’s LTT, becoming primary classroom resources. The AppleBooks cover dental education subjects ranging from fixed and removable dentures to surgical documentation and nutrition. (One was even created by students as an honors project on the topic of bulimia nervosa and oral health.) They can be continually updated and offer a variety of high-tech features, including interactive components, HTML5 widget, instructional video, online quizes, and animation, which bring complex topics to life—not just for Penn Dental Medicine students, but for users around the world.
Office of Admissions
Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street, Room 122
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030
Telephone: 215-898-8943 (M-F 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
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