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iPad in Higher Education


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These slides give an overview of the iPad, highlight some useful apps and look at how it may impact higher education.

These slides give an overview of the iPad, highlight some useful apps and look at how it may impact higher education.

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  • 1. Ed Donnald, M.L.S.
    August 26th, 2010
  • 2. Agenda
    Technical Overview
    General Pro vs Con
    Apps Review
    Comments from the outside world
  • 3. Capacity
    16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
  • 4. Capacity & Cost
    16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
    $499 to $699 + $129 for 3G
  • 5. Sizing things up
    1.5 lbs – 1.6 lbs
  • 6. Display
    1024-by-768 (ppi)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • 7. Battery and power
    Up to 10 hours (Wi-Fi)
    surfing the web on Wi-Fi
    watching video, or listening to music
    Up to 9 hours (3G)
    Power adapter or USB to computer
  • 8. Controls
  • 9. Two sides to every story
  • 10. Pros
    Long battery life
    Light weight
    “Ease of work in library”
    App Store
  • 11. Cons
    Physical keyboard
    Removable battery
    Projecting of screen
    Lack of e-textbooks
  • 12. 60 Days
    • Flexible multi-channel personal media consumption environment
    • 13. Read a lot on the iPad
    • 14. Watch a fair bit of video
    • 15. Read and respond to email
    • 16. Take notes and do some basic writing
    • 17. Access the files on my computer
    Impressions After Two Months of Using an iPadby Kathleen Fitzpatrick June 8, 2010, 08:00 AM ET
  • 18. 60 Days
    • Multitasking.
    • 19. Coming w/ iOS4 update this fall
    • 20. A proper file manager
    • 21. Stylus (pogo stylus)
    • 22. Price
    Impressions After Two Months of Using an iPadby Kathleen Fitzpatrick June 8, 2010, 08:00 AM ET
  • 23. What do I need? (and want)?
  • 24.
  • 25. App Store
  • 26. AppAdvice
  • 27. Some Good Choices
  • 28. Early Edition-RSS Reader
  • Instapaper-Read it Later
    • Saves web pages for offline reading
    • 34. Folders
    • 35. Saves last position
  • Flipboard & Social Media
    • First social magazine
    • 36. Beautiful way to flip through updates & photos
    • 37. Timeless layout of print media
    • 38. It’s YOUR magazine
  • Popplet-Mapping your thoughts
    • Share visual ideas
    • 39. Collect inspiration
    • 40. Create galleries
    • 41. Record thoughts
    • 42. Explore ideas
  • iAnnotate PDF
    • Elegant
    • 43. Powerful annotation tool
    • 44. Fully integrates into PDF
    • 45. Text notes, highlight, underline, free-form drawing
  • Documents to Go
    View, edit and create Word, Excel & PowerPoint files and view PDF
  • 46. Keynote  PowerPoint
    Create Amazing Presentations
  • 47. Pages  Word
    Documents and Page layout
  • 48. Numbers  Excel
    Spreadsheets and formulas
  • 49. 2 Screens-Showing Off
  • TeamViewer-Remote Access
    • Remote access to computer
  • Medical Apps
  • Medical Apps
  • Medical Apps
  • Lexi-Comp-Drug Info
  • Higher Ed
    Promise of…
  • 71. Higher Ed
    Interactive Textbooks
  • 72. iBooks
    • Download and read books
    • 73. Free samples of any books
    • 74. Change font size & style
    • 75. Highlight text, add notes
    • 76. Add PDF documents
  • iBooks
  • 77. Just the Beginning
  • 78. Make the backpack obsolete
    Apple will do for the textbook what it did for music
    Real revolution took place was at the level of the iTunes store
    But political interests will be challenge
    Change to copyright, licensing or idea of textbook
    The iPad and Higher EducationBy Prof. Hacker February 8, 2010, 10:00 AM ET
  • 79. Blackboard
    Not yet ready for prime time at Quinnipiac
  • 80. Blackboard on the iPad(video)
    iPad runs Blackboard, not Concourseby Chris Clark, April 7, 2010
  • 81. Citrix
    Note: mention status of Citrix access at QU
  • 82. UMCP
    Does mobile technology enhance student education experience?
    75 new students
    Fully integrated into curriculum
    Content delivery and instruction
    mobile versions of UMCP portal
    University of Maryland College Parkby Phyllis Dickerson Johnson, April 26, 2010
  • 83. NCSU Libraries
    The NCSU Libraries has long been a technology incubator for the university, lending out the latest to make sure that budgets based around Ramen Noodles don’t keep NC State students from having the competitive advantage that comes from access to the latest computing platforms, ebooks, multimedia gear, and the like.
    Tech Lending Program
    Four hour checkout
    Student blog about initial experience
    Your iPads Are Available
    by D. H. Hill Apr 08 2010
  • 84. Reed College
    Kindle DX w/ loaded class readings
    Failing grade
    Parallel study with iPad
    Predict dramatically different and better results
    Kindle Failed Tests at Several Colleges. Will iPads Do Better?by Jeff Young April 19, 2010, 02:00 PM ET
  • 85. Other University Plans
    Oklahoma State University
    distribute iPads to 120 students in the fall
    Seton Hill University
    Provide 2100 undergrads with an iPad
    Northwest Kansas Technical College
    Provide 8000 undergrads with an iPad
    George Fox University
    offering fall freshmen a choice between an iPad and a MacBook.
    More Universities Announce iPad Experimentsby Kelly Truong July 20, 2010, 10:43 AM E
  • 86. More Thoughts
    Princeton University
    Banned the iPad
    Issues with their wireless network
    The textbook question is probably the most uncertain.
    Killer app depends on largest producers of textbooks embrace the new format
    Will the iPad Revolutionize Higher Education?The iPad is fun to play with, but Apple’s latest gadget might also be a valuable resource for students looking to save on textbooks. by Adam Peck April 26th, 2010
  • 87. Others Fear Network Overload
    The Tablet-What Is It Really?
    Strategic Finance June 2010 p. 67
    by Michael Castelluccio
  • 88. New Category Explains Hype
    Not quite a laptop
    doesn't have all the features of a standard personal computer
    Not exactly a giant smart phone
    It's not a phone
    Not quite an e-reader
    play video and do other things those machines can't
    While the iPad is certainly good enough to take notes on in class, Mr. Weitzfeld said that several professors ban laptops for fear that students would poke around on Facebook rather than listen to lectures, and that iPads would most likely face the same restrictions.
    iPads Arrive on Campuses, to Mixed Reviewsby Jeff Young April 5, 2010, 04:49 PM
  • 89. Picture & 1000 Words
    Great companion for visits to historical archives and research libraries
    Capture some images for later study
    pinch-to-zoom technique is particularly suited to deciphering original documents.
    It is a mixed blessing that the iPad doesn't multitask.
    My wish list? Better annotation tools and integration of multimedia—images, maps, audio, video, links to related reading.
    The iPad's brilliant three C's—consumption, collaboration, and creativity—open up new possibilities.
    My iPad Day
    by Ann Kirschner June 13, 2010
  • 90. Screen is unreadable in direct sunlight
    Missing USB port and SD card slot
    Charging the iPad via USB on a PC has been shaky at best
    The 20 biggest complaints about the iPad
    By Kevin Hall Apr 5, 2010
  • 91. Home button gets in the way while holding the iPadhorizontally
    Built-in Mail falls short compared to fully featured computer email
    The HD apps are expensive
    The 20 biggest complaints about the iPad
    By Kevin Hall Apr 5, 2010
  • 92. Beanbag Chairs
    First computer that's beanbag-friendly
    Internet portal that is just lying around
    Casual and unobtrusive vs laptop
    Blends in background more than laptop
    Long battery life.
    Key in education-innovative applications
    A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the Beanbag Chair?
    by Jeffrey R. Young April 7, 2010
  • 93. Beanbag Chairs
    "The talk now is either 'the iPad is going to destroy creativity as we know it,' or that 'this thing is going to fundamentally change education forever.’ Neither of those things are true, and there's something there in the middle. I'm trying to figure out what's in the middle."
    A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the Beanbag Chair?
    by Jeffrey R. Young April 7, 2010
  • 94. iPad Not a Gamechanger
    Five Reasons Why the iPad Won't Change Higher Educationby Brennon Slattery Feb 3, 2010 5:23 pm
  • 95. Good Place to Start
    Beginners Guide to the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad in Education (PDF)
  • 96. Ed O’Connor
    Charles Getchell
    Jan Swiatek-Kelley
    Lauren Erardi