Educational Technology

September 28, 2014

Tablet LMS: Build It Yourself

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed

When Lynn University couldn’t find a suitable gradebook and attendance-tracking application to fit its tablet-first campus, the institution decided to build one itself.  Lynn is now two years removed from hosting the third presidential debate between President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, an event that prompted a major renovation of the university’s networking infrastructure. Since then, Lynn has gradually replaced textbooks with iPad minis, using content produced by its own faculty members hosted on Apple’s course management platform, iTunes U. The move to a tablet-centric model has not been without its growing pains.

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