MINNEAPOLIS – April 9, 2018 – Jamf, the standard in Apple ecosystem management, and Maryville University today announced that Maryville has proven success in delivering their students an elevated learning experience with Apple technology, managed by Jamf. Unique in higher education, Maryville gives an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to every incoming, fulltime student at no charge.
Maryville University President, Mark Lombardi, Ph.D., said it’s what’s necessary in today’s competitive, modern world. “We’re the leading disrupter in the space of higher education,” he said. “We’re leading a revolution, changing the entire model of higher ed for students. We’re taking what’s an old and antiquated way of providing higher education and making it vibrant and alive in the 21st century.”
Maryville uses Jamf Pro to manage 3,600 iPad, 350 Mac and 110 iPhone devices. “The combination of Jamf and Apple has really made the process possible,” said Taylor Bell, instructional technologist, Maryville. “Our 1-to-1 iPad program would not be where it is without the ability to use Jamf to integrate information we get from our learning management system (LMS) into Apple School Manager and then populate classes so our instructors can really connect with our students in different ways. I actually can’t imagine doing this job without Jamf Pro.”
Using Apple School Manager in Higher Ed
The school further elevates its iPad offering through the use of Apple Classroom and Apple School Manager. Not commonly used in higher education, the tools help the school succeed with its synchronized learning initiative by adding more than 3,000 classes to Apple School Manager each semester and pushing content to devices in class, for example.
Seeing huge cost savings
Since implementing Apple School Manager, and thanks to the Apple EDU discount, Maryville saves:
- No less than $50,000 on apps alone, per semester.
- Up to $590,000 annually on hardware compared to a desktop.
Equalizing the opportunity for students
Even with proving the quantifiable savings of the iPad devices, Lombardi places more value on what the tablets provide to students - equality. He said trying to educate all students the same way simply doesn’t work. “And really, that’s been the great tragedy of education, not just higher ed, but K-12 historically,” he said. “So many people fall through the cracks. Not because they’re dumb. Not because they’re lazy. Not because of any of those things. Because the way they’re being taught doesn’t fit their learning style.”
Maryville’s 1-to-1 iPad program allows students to access content, information and knowledge in the way that best suits their learning style. Lombardi said this allows more students the opportunity to learn in their own way and subsequently succeed in their given discipline. This, he said, is the greatest benefit of implementing a 1-to-1 program.
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About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution located in St. Louis, MO with an enrollment of more than 8,000 students. Maryville offers more than 90 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 60 countries.