Lynn University Adopts Apple Technology for Interactive LearningBy Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
Degree students starting their academic career this year at Lynn University will be using Apple's iPad mini in core curriculum courses for a modern educational experience. These tablet-based learning programs will save the University 50 percent of the costs spent on 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 President Kevin M. Ross said in a statement. "And, this will save them up to 50 percent off what it would cost for just the core curriculum text books alone."
The iPad mini features Lynn's Dialogues of Learning core curriculum, summer reader, iTunes U courses and other apps and tools required by a fresher.Since this information tool is portable, incoming freshman can revise, study anywhere and anytime and at the same time access any information quickly.
The far-reaching options offered by the available apps and multimedia capabilities will transform student's interactions with the content and class materials.
"Powerful apps from the App Store like iTunes U and iBooks let students engage with content in interactive ways, find information in an instant, and access an entire library wherever they go," Apple's education website said.
The university is also equipping its full-time lecturers with iPad minis to incorporate them into their teaching method for an effective learning.
"We issued iPads to our full-time faculty just before the holidays," Gregg Cox, vice president for academic affairs, said. "During the spring and through summer, they will be trained on how to use the device in the learning process, both in the traditional classroom environment and beyond."
Mike Petroski, associate professor, computer management systems, was excited to use Apple technology to facilitate student learning in classrooms.
Before, launching this project in the daily curriculum, a test project was introduced during the school's January term which brought positive results.
Students will have to pay around $475 for the device. They can download any additional apps required for their course.