Lynn University launching one of higher education’s most extensive tablet-based learning programs

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lynn University is launching a far-reaching, iPad-based initiative that will use Apple technology to deliver the school’s nationally praised core curriculum to all incoming freshmen while also saving them up to 50 percent on the typical cost of their core curriculum text books.

“After two years of research and successful pilot programs, we are putting a transformational learning companion in our students’ hands that will deliver our core curriculum in a rich environment, allowing our students to engage with the content in interactive ways,” Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross said.

An Apple iPad mini loaded with the Dialogues of Learning core curriculum books, summer reader, iTunes U courses and other class materials and useful apps will be provided to all incoming freshmen for the Fall 2013 semester. The preloaded device will cost each new student $475—50 percent less expensive than the typical purchasing price of their core curriculum books, and they get to keep the iPad mini.

Integration of Tablets

With an iPad mini in hand, a new student can begin the learning process right away and that process can occur anywhere they go with the device at any time. To further support the integration of tablets into the learning experience, all full-time faculty have also been issued iPads and are being trained to incorporate the devices abilities into their teaching.

Digital Infrastructure

The final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012, also helped make the new iPad initiative possible. The construction of a digital infrastructure for the campus was one of the largest investments the school had to make to meet the major technological demands of the debate. However, the school’s senior leadership always understood that they would keep this newly expanded network and immediate began thinking of how they could use it after the debate.

Read more about Lynn’s iPad initiative in a full press release on Lynn.edu. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks as the program begins to roll out during the spring months of 2013.