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Lynn University offers new iPad degree

Gregg Cox, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Lynn University

Gregg Cox, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Lynn University, demonstrates an e-book on an iPad. The university has been switching over to e-books on iPads and has now created an iPad degree. Mark Randall, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Lynn University could get another epithet: ipad University.

The little, private Boca Raton school is now known for offering ipads to all its college understudies. Presently its making a lower-cost, ipad-based nighttime project focused at working grown-ups, President Kevin Ross proclaimed Thursday at his yearly State of the University address.

Beginning next fall, understudies will have the capacity to get an undergrad online degree for $35,400, about the expense of one year for a customary understudy. The college likewise plans to offer an on-facilities nighttime project utilizing a comparable ipad educational module for $42,600.

At a cost in the middle of, understudies can take a combo of online and on-grounds classes. The expense incorporates another ipad Mini.

“With new instruments for adapting, less overhead and more adaptability for working parts, we have the capacity return to old suppositions about estimating models,” Ross said. “Our new online degree system is a versatile environment conveyed through the ipad, itunes U and ibooks, and it addresses the pressing issues of availability, expense and quality.”

Lynn authorities say the tablet degree may speak to understudies who have work, family or different commitments. The system offers quickened eight-week terms, simple exchange of school and work experience credits and scholarly exhorting and drilling administrations. SAT or ACT scores are not needed to select.

Lynn has been speedier than most conventional colleges at receiving an advanced based educational program. Since choosing a year ago to give understudies ipads, Lynn teachers have created around two dozen advanced course books that understudies can use at no additional expense.

The college even changed the name of its facilities book shop to grounds store this mid year after it acknowledged it probably won’t required to offer conventional reading material.

Lynn authorities say they’re seeing great results with their ipad educational module for daytime understudies. In late studies, 99 percent of understudies and 97 percent of personnel reported that the ipads altogether improved the learning knowledge. The college has additionally gotten a few national respects for the system.

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