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It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program
Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The program was conceived as a method for encouraging the use of technology in the classroom. By loaning equipment to faculty for an academic term, we would encourage them to evaluate—and hopefully innovate—the utility of various "cutting edge" technologies with no financial risks to themselves or their departments. Some colleges and universities are already providing all incoming students with iPads. We're Here, Now What? Once we decided to implement the lending program we were excited, but also a little nervous. Load iPads with eBooks and then select and assign reading groups for certain books. As a consequence, we began to roll our eyes every time we encountered a claim in the blogosphere about the revolutionary potential of the iPad for education. How to Lend an iPad It's the Pedagogy, Stupid Related:  iPad Pedagogy

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Kinesthetic Learners The iPad has a number of unique features that provide for interesting possibilities in teaching and learning. As a completely portable learning tool, the iPad camera allows documentation to be taken to a whole different level. Students can also attach videos, and voice recordings to their field notes. In math class the GPS of the iPad establishes locale in ways that are profound. Connecting Beyond the Classroom Of course, the mobility provided by the iPad's wireless telephone connection capability allows the unprecedented access to the Internet anywhere students are.

Etherpad Foundation › Live Document Collaboration Masterclass Could the iPad be at the forefront of education in the future? Several UK schools have already adopted the iPad in their classrooms, and are seeing positive results. Cedars School of Excellence in Greenock, for example, was an early iPad adopter, ordering devices for every pupil when the first model was released, while Honywood Comprehensive in Essex aims to provide each of its pupils with an iPad 2 before the end of the year. What’s the cost? In these times of austerity, when schools are already strapped for cash, should they really be spending additional money on gadgets? Although Apple doesn’t offer an educational discount for individual iPads (that’s reserved for MacBooks and iMac range), it may be cheaper for schools to buy tablets in bulk. Also good to remember is that the original iPad is still only 18 months old. Why the iPad? The iPad has some clear advantages over other IT solutions. Another big bonus is that the iPad could be cheaper to look after in the long run.

iPad Apps How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it. An app can be purchased through iTunes App Store on your computer or through the App Store app on the iPad (If you need to download iTunes, click here). Notes on Selecting Apps: When selecting an app, there is not one app that is perfect for everyone. Setting up a library iPad program Guidelines for success Briar Cliff University is a Catholic Franciscan institution of roughly 1,100 students, served by the Bishop Mueller Library’s staff of four full-time employees and a dozen student helpers. Over the past several months, we have been looking at many ways to proactively help our patrons become more comfortable with new technology, such as ebooks, ebook readers, PDF annotation software, and mobile interfaces. In Summer 2010, the campus IT department approached the library with the possibility of having iPads to check out, and we jumped at the chance to provide such a service. We saw iPads as having the potential to introduce some of the new information management tools to our patrons. Each iPad is checked out in a bag with a power cord, Pogo stylus, and screen cloth. iPad procedures and policies We started with two 16 GB Wi-Fi iPads. One computer in our staff area is the central hub for the iPads. Patron feedback App selection Evaluating apps Questions The answer: play.

Learning and Teaching with iPads IP glossary This glossary helps explain some of the most important IP words, terms and concepts. Skip to: ATMOSS (Australian Trade Mark On-line Search System) The IP Australia Trade Mark Register database. Assignee The person(s) or corporate body to whom all or limited rights under an IP right are legally transferred. Assignment of rights This occurs when you sell or bequeath your IP rights to someone else. Australian Official Journal of Patents (AJOP) The journal issued by IP Australia listing patent applications awaiting approval. Authorised user A person who is authorised by and under the control of the owner of a trade mark to use the trade mark in relation to goods and services covered by the trade mark. Basic application A basic application is the priority document in any country where patent protection is sought in another country. Certification mark Circuit layout rights Circuit layout rights automatically protect original layout designs for integrated circuits and computer chips. Classes Collective mark

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Lunch and Learn: iPad Lending in the Library with Trevor Dawes | ETC blog Wednesday, April 4, 12:00 noon Frist Multipurpose Room B iPad Lending in the Library Trevor Dawes Review: In his talk on the iPad lending program at Princeton University Libraries, Trevor Dawes talked about the origins and recent launch of the program. Program planners developed a technology sandbox to get staff familiar with technology related to ebooks, such as Archos tablets, iPads, Kindles, and others. The program was launched to patrons on Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Library iPads are distributed with popular and useful apps preinstalled. Abstract: In 2009 the Library collaborated with OIT on a Kindle program to see the feasibility of using these e-readers for course material. About the speaker: Trevor A.

Pedagogy and the iPad « Northern Arizona University's e-Learning Center by John J. Doherty and Kevin Ketchner Perhaps the hardest part of owning an iPad is trying to avoid the addictive world of Angry Birds, the favorite game app of the new British Prime Minister. That kind of distraction is exactly what many faculty worry about when we ponder the place of tools such as the iPad in the classroom. The iPad is a good case in point. Consumption The iPad is very obviously a tool for consuming information and media. For example, in a course on Reinventing King Arthur, John used the Kindle app on his iPad to give his students access to some of the course readings. Kevin has been using the iPad for an Honors course on the cultural impact of comic books. The following panel is a screen capture of the Iron Man (2004) #1 book, available in the Marvel app. Students in the course can download the movies Iron Man (2008) and V for Vendetta (2006) via the iTunes Store or other media sources. Accessibility The iPad is opening doors for some differently abled users. Production

Learning to Learn in a Digital Age The following is an excerpt from Communique - Higher Education Partnerships Newsletter . Learning to Learn in a Digital Age Howard Major, Ed. D. Debbie Taylor-Major, M. Ed. Aims Community College Many educators are making great strides in guiding students to become autonomous, self-directed learners. One key feature of this “facilitator” approach involves helping students “learn-to-learn,” or develop, learning skills. Additionally, when students are active learners, they must make judgments, analyze content, synthesize information into coherent forms of communication, and present that information to others. Online Re-usable Learning Objects: Learning objects are “bite-sized” pieces of instructional content, usually 10-15 minutes in length, which are created by subject-matter experts and placed in an online “repository” with many other learning objects addressing various content. Transitioning from “Providing” Information to Supporting Student-directed Learning. Figure 1.0 Benjamin S.