Digital Flagship at The Ohio State University

Watch this video to see Ohio State CIO, Mike Hofherr, talk about Ohio State’s groundbreaking Digital Flagship initiative. As part of this initiative, 11,500 iPads were given to first-year students.

Personalized instruction and differentiated learning should not stop in high school. In this video, Jamf welcomed Ohio State CIO, Mike Hofherr, to the JNUC stage to talk about their groundbreaking Digital Flagship initiative.

“The world is changing, data says that 7 million jobs will disappear by 2020, and 85 percent of jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet,” said Hofherr. “We need to prepare our students for a world that doesn’t exist yet.”

Ohio State’s Digital Flagship program is a monumental step in doing just that.

Digital Flagship is based on three pillars – student technology, a coding curriculum and app development. As part of this initiative, a total of 11,500 iPads were given to first-year students this summer. Hofherr credited Jamf for making the seamless and personalized iPad rollout possible, and made app access incredibly easy for students by making IT-approved apps and resources available in Jamf Self Service for them to download on demand.

“The price of textbooks is staggering. Overall the cost of textbooks and supplies for Ohio State students in one year is $61 million,” said Hofherr. “I want that to be zero and this initiative helps us get there.”