Lynn University, one of America's top 25 most innovative schools according to U.S. News & World Report, today announced it will deploy the all-new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to all undergraduate day students and faculty. Lynn will distribute approximately 1,800 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 offers groundbreaking performance that rivals most portable PCs and multitasking that allows users to do more at the same time. The new, full-size Smart Keyboard will make it easier for students to draft essays, complete tests and build complex spreadsheets from anywhere. Apple Pencil expands the power of Multi-Touch on iPad and opens new possibilities for creative learners by providing students with a bigger, more dynamic canvas to capture ideas as notes, sketches or diagrams.
"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."
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. iPad Pro provides even greater flexibility, too. 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 much more.
"iPad Pro enhances the entire music-making experience," shares Lynn Conservatory of Music student and violinist Kristen Seto as she uses iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for the first time to compose her own notes. "It's mobile so it's there when creativity strikes—plus it's just like writing music on paper!"
Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, Lynn first implemented Apple technology in 2013 to deliver its nationally praised core curriculum. iPad mini™ replaced traditional books, saving students up to 90 percent on core curriculum textbook costs, and provided greater accessibility with unified student-to-teacher communication, content sharing and learning applications.