Wow! Florida Technical College is implementing just that concept! This full article from The Sacramento Bee describes the basics of the program.
Highlights from the article include:
New students in degree and diploma programs at campuses in Orlando, Lakeland, Kissimmee, DeLand and Pembroke Pines will begin receiving iPad 2 WiFi devices at the start of the quarter today, with Apple training available on the first day of classes. A technology cost for the device will be included in tuition fees.
The iPad 2 comes with an E-Book application for textbooks. The device offers many unique capabilities for students to be mobile learners, with apps for tracking assignments, taking notes, file sharing on projects and other tools.