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Students at Lynn University Get iPad Minis Instead of Textbooks

Dave_Minsky (2576187) writes | about 8 months ago

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Dave_Minsky (2576187) writes "About 600 students will enter Lynn University's freshman class this year, the largest since 2007, and they will all be using iPad Minis instead of textbooks.

The iPads will cost $475, up to 50 less than what a semester's worth of textbooks would cost a student, estimates Lynn. Students will be able to access core curriculum classes on their iPads that are "enhanced with custom multimedia content," and will come with "at least 30 education, productivity, social and news-related iOS apps — some free and some paid for by the university."

This seems to be the beginning of a new era for American colleges. The Boca Raton university is not the first to give iPads to students instead of textbooks. Back in 2010 New Jersey-based Seton Hill University announced it would give students the tablets rather than books."

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