Implementing a 1-to-1 at the institution level
The right content, strong wireless infrastructure and extensive faculty training are what Michael Petroski, faculty development coordinator at Lynn University credits with the institution’s 1-to-1 success. Beginning with distributing more than 700 iPad minis to freshmen in fall 2013, now all undergraduates and MBAs have devices in hand.
“We did this very thoughtfully,” says Petroski. “We wanted the content on the devices to be legitimate, so we started with 25 digital texts created in iBooks Author that were written by our faculty. Now all courses have been converted to ITunes U.”
Petroski advises administrators who are considering implementing such an initiative take the time to do it right. “We had nine months of faculty training, and spent a year creating and curating content.”
As a faculty member, Petroski believes he will offer a unique perspective in his featured session, “Lynn University Goes Mobile: Transforming Teaching and Learning,” at UBTech. “I understand what it is like to be in the classroom and am invested in enhancing how faculty teaches. Better tools can make instructors better, and we are using these tools at Lynn to reinvent offering information.”
To attend UBTech and hear more about Lynn University’s mobile initiative, click here to register for the conference.