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Engaging the Mobile Generation: CSUN's Tablet Initiative


Presentation given to EDUCAUSE Connect in Portland, Oregon in February 2014

Presentation given to EDUCAUSE Connect in Portland, Oregon in February 2014

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  • 1. Engaging the Mobile Generation: CSUN’s Tablet Initiative Dianne F. Harrison, President Hilary J. Baker, Vice President for IT/ CIO Deone Zell, Senior Director, Academic Technology
  • 2. Jeopardy Game
  • 3. myCSUNtablet Goals • Increase engagement • Improve the quality of learning materials • Reduce the cost of learning materials 7 majors 70 faculty 1,800+ students
  • 4. iPad and non-iPad Classes Offered Students opt in to iPad classes iPad required, payment plans available Cost neutrality over 3 course sequence
  • 5. Wi-fi for the New Norm!
  • 6. Branding
  • 7. So How Did We Get Started?
  • 8. myCSUNtablet Faculty Kickoff
  • 9. Why Apple?
  • 10. What Can You Do With An iPad? "  "  "  "  "  "  "  "  "  "  Read eTexts Access LMS Access Internet Learn with apps Watch lectures Respond to polls Video conference Share screens Photo and video Take exams
  • 11. Apps – Core and Discipline Specific
  • 12. Majors or Freshmen?
  • 13. Expansion to Athletics
  • 14. Expansion to Advisors
  • 15. Bringing iPads to the Classroom
  • 16. CSUN Faculty Authored eTexts Sloane Burke, Ph.D. Dan Mathiyakom Melissa Wall, Ph.D. Melissa Wall, Ph.D.
  • 17. Untethered Faculty
  • 18. Exam Underway
  • 19. What Impact Do iPads Have?
  • 21. First Semester Student Survey Results Use less paper - 85% Access course material more effectively - 78% Enabled me to study "on the go”- 72% Engage more with the course material - 65% Learn the material better - 63% Enabled me to improve my grades – 58%
  • 22. “Instead  of  trying  to  hurry   and  copy  down  notes,  we   could  make  notes  on  the   PowerPoint  we  downloaded.   That  way  you  get  more  out   of  your  lectures!“   “The  in-­‐class  iPad   assignments  made   sure  you  were   paying  a8en9on.”   “I  loved  how  it   saved  paper  and   space.  All  the   informa9on  for  my   course  was  saved   in  one  li8le  iPad.“   “I  was  able  to   ac9vely  draw   things  in  class   which  helped  with   my  understanding   of  the  material.“   Student Comments
  • 23. “The  teacher  didn't  use   the  iPads.  The  lectures   were  on  PowerPoint  but   they  were  not  at  all   interac9ve.  It  was   basically  pointless  to  have   one  except  for  the  tests.”   “The  worst  part   was  that  I  had  to   buy  it  while  I   already  had   Samsung  tablet.”   Not Without Challenges
  • 24. percentage Assessment: Introductory Biology Class #1 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 * * no iPad iPad section one no iPad iPad section two Student performance on assessment quizzes without and with iPad-based learning for two sections of Introductory Biology, BIOL 106 (section 1, N = 97 students, p< 0.0001; section 2, N = 112 students, p< 0.0001).
  • 25. Assessment: Introductory Biology Class #2 •  Two teaching approaches – iPad and non-iPad •  Pre, post-test of both methods •  Correct answers rose from from 36% (no iPad) to 92% (iPad) •  Results demonstrate better understanding of topic
  • 26. Assessment: Journalism Writing Class Tradi&onal  class:  students  study  examples  of  good  and  bad  paragraphs;   prac9ce  wri9ng  them,  and  turn  them  in   iPad  class:  instructor  uses  Nearpod  app  to  push  out  good  and  bad  paragraphs;   students  then  asked  to  prac9ce  wri9ng  paragraphs  on  their  iPads   Results:  Inconsistent  and  insignificant;  the  quality  of  wri9ng  did  not  improve   systema9cally.    Instructor  noted  benefit  of  keeping  students  a8en9on    
  • 27. Lesson Learned: It Takes a Village Information Technology Library Faculty Technology Center Financial Aid Faculty Development Chairs and Deans Apple Disability Resources & Educational Services Faculty Admissions and Records Universal Design Center Assessment & Program Review National Center on Deafness Institutional Research Bookstore Advancement Financial Services
  • 28. Next Steps