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Provost’s Office Guidelines for a Common Mobile Platform

Research data suggests that proper faculty development and in-class student support maximize the success for learning using a common mobile device in and beyond the classroom. Allowing faculty and students to choose the device they use in learning further improves academic impact. To support a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) model, the Provost’s eLearning Workgroup have devised the following guidelines regarding common functionalities to help aid faculty technology choices.¬†

Devices that best support learning conform to these specifications:

  • ¬†Screen size: minimum of 7 inches
  • Content creation capabilities: include a camera and a microphone
  • Connectivity capabilities: web-enabled, capable of connecting to Canvas (via an app or the web)
  • Security compliance: must be encrypted according to Auburn policy
  • Accessibility assurance: incorporates hardware or app-based tools to provide access to materials in alignment for Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Last Updated: October 17, 2016