iPad Mini Required for Lynn UniversityEvoLLLution NewsWire
Although Lynn University is not the first higher education institution to roll out the use of Apple’s education products, the University’s model is considered unique as they are incorporating the devices into the curriculum design. The use of the iPad Mini will be standardized across all of the institution’s programs. University leaders expect to integrate the flipped classroom model into their programming in an effort to create more interaction and engagement inside and outside of the classroom.
“We have faculty who can achieve the flipped classroom simply by giving students, through technology, ways they can get together outside of the classroom, so when they come into class they can have a discussion,” Gregg Cox, vice president for academic affairs, told Inside Higher Ed.
According to Lynn University President, Kevin Ross, his institution’s faculty has been very open to the introduction of the new devices. One of the University’s professors, Mike Petroski, previously had the opportunity to test out the devices in one of his classrooms.
“It’s changed the way I would teach classes,” Petroski told Inside Higher Ed. “I like to think it just brings my classroom work more alive.”