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iPad-Delivered Degree Program To Cut Degree Costs for Adult Students

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Lynn University in Florida will slash the cost of a degree for non-traditional students by launching an evening undergraduate degree program delivered through the iPad Mini. Starting in fall 2015, "adult students will be able to pursue their undergraduate degrees online, on campus or through a combination of both for about the cost of a single year's tuition for a traditional degree program," according to a university statement.

"With new tools for learning, less overhead and more flexibility for faculty members, we are able to revisit old assumptions about pricing models," said Lynn University President Kevin Ross in a press release. "Our new online degree program is a mobile ecosystem delivered through the iPad, iTunes U and iBooks, and it addresses the pressing issues of accessibility, cost and quality."

The cost of the evening and online bachelor's degrees will range from $35,400 ($295 per credit hour) for an entirely online program to $42,600 ($355 per credit hour) for an entirely on-campus program. Students may use a combination of both online and on-campus credits toward their degree. The iPad-enabled curriculum also saves on textbook costs by using faculty-produced iBooks and affordable e-books.

Lynn's iPad initiative began in 2013, when it rolled out iPad minis to all incoming students. According to the university, mobile access to rich interactive content has increased student engagement and enhanced the learning experience. The institution has been honored as an Apple Distinguished School, CIO 100 award recipient and winner of the Association for College and University Technology Advancement Institutional Excellence in Information Technology Award.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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