Lynn University, one of America's top 25 most innovative schools according to U.S. News & World Report, will deploy Apple’s iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to all undergraduate day students and faculty. Lynn will distribute approximately 1,800 new devices this semester.
“At Lynn, we continue to embrace new ideas and technology that allow us to engage our students, enhance learning and empower faculty," says Lynn President Kevin M. Ross. "Our introduction of iPad-powered learning in 2013 has supported rises in retention and prospective student inquiries, as well as improved student outcomes.”
“iPad Pro, its accessories and the next generation of education-focused apps will make learning even more relevant to the world students live in," adds Lynn Chief Information Officer Chris Boniforti. "This immersive, versatile technology also provides access to top-notch content and can replace bulky desktop devices to save space and allow Lynn to convert computer labs into interactive, mobile workspaces—places that inspire creativity and foster collaboration.”
The iPad Pro also supports Lynn's ongoing efforts to create a more affordable education, eliminating personal computer costs and saving students money through apps and e-books that are more cost-effective, timely and relevant than traditional textbooks and support materials, according to Ross. Whether studying aviation, design or music, students now can use one device for writing papers, taking notes with Apple Pencil, creating videos that demonstrate learning, completing in-depth projects outside the classroom and more, he adds.
Lynn University — recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership and educational excellence — is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida. U.S. News & World Report recognizes the university as one of the nation's most innovative colleges and consistently ranks it among the top five most international schools, given its approximately 3,000 students from almost 100 countries.