Tracking your free iPad

TabletsA free iPad as a student sounds like a pretty sweet deal. But imagine if that iPad was used by administrators to see if you went to class? That’s what students at Lynn University, a small institution in Boca Raton, Fla., are soon going to face. The University is “planning to try out a new app, called Class120, to “ping” its students’ iPads during class periods. If GPS or the campus wi-fi network indicates that someone’s device is not present, the app will send the student an automated reminder…”

The article by The Chronicle of Higher Education is an interesting read about student privacy, tech issues, and administrator needs.

What are your thoughts? We know a lot of schools are 1:1, are you using your devices to track students? Why or why not?

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