Lynn University Drops Blackboard Learn for iTunes U
Starting this fall, daytime undergraduate courses of Florida’s Lynn University will be managed throught Apple’s course management software, iTunes U. In light of the tablet revolution, Lynn University is trading Blackboard Learn for a less comprehensive system in iTunes U. What apple’s software lacks in analytics, grade books, and attendance tracking, it makes up for in connectivity and ability for content creation. Teachers can create content through iBooks to be offered to students for free. Lynn piloted the iPad mini as a textbook replacement during the 2013 January interim term, and is expected to hand out over 2,000 iPad minis this fall.
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