CTIDE - Mobile Merrimack

Investing in Student Success

Mobile Merrimack is transforming the student experience through the integration of technology in our teaching, learning and campus design.

It brings 24/7 learning, anytime and anywhere, to the Merrimack community and enhances the overall student experience through:

  • Promoting collaboration and creativity
  • Increasing communication and in-class participation
  • Advancing workplace skills
  • Fostering sustainable practices
  • Reducing education costs

Merrimack is an Apple Distinguished School

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Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2018 and again in 2021, Merrimack is inspiring the next generation of creative and thoughtful problem solvers. 

Moving from the classroom to the workplace in healthcare, business, technology, education and other fields, our students are well positioned for their future careers.

Mobile Merrimack Goals & Student Benefits

Mobile Merrimack advances the College’s long-range goal of creating a modern academic enterprise grounded in innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship. Mobile Merrimack leverages the opportunities that mobile learning technology provides to:

  • Promote innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, focused on the 21st-century competencies of communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity
  • Engage all students in creating an individualized digital learning environment
  • Reduce the cost of education and foster sustainable practices
How Merrimack Students Benefit

Merrimack students will benefit through:

  • Enhanced active and collaborative learning environments
  • Improved access to faculty through a common technology platform
  • Increased opportunities for asynchronous learning
  • Reduced costs with digital textbooks and other learning materials

Mobile Learning in Action

Take a look at some of the ways Merrimack faculty are using technology in their classrooms.


Brandy Benedict, Associate Professor, Mathematics

Watch how Brandy Benedict creates unique, engaging, and seamless learning for students using the iPad and Apple Pencil in the mathematics classroom and how she’s building her own app to satisfy assessment needs.


  • Nancy Wynn, Associate Professor Graphic Design
  • Dan Vlahos, MFA, Assistant Professor
  • Michael Scopino, Lecturer, Graphic Design
  • Felicia Fishel ’21, Graphic Design Program

Learn how technology allows design students at all levels to be creative and successful with industry standard programs guided by expert faculty.


  • Jennifer Evans, Assistant Vice President for Student Success
  • Annabella Agnoletti ’22, FYE Peer Coordinator

Every first year student participates in a 1-credit seminar style course during their first semester as a Merrimack student. Watch how first-year students use apps to navigate their academic and day-to-day lives.


Rickey Caldwell, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

Projects in mechanical engineering get students designing, collaborating and creating unique physical projects.


Mina Girgis, Student Technician, MACK Tech Bar

The Mack Tech Bar is the student hub for everything technology. Student workers teach peers to use mobile tech in and out of the classroom.

Faculty Research - Scholarship on Mobile Technology