iPads at the University of Western Sydney (UWS): Initiating institutional transformation

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This presentation was given at the First iPads in Higher Education Conference, 20-22 March 2014, Cyprus.

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iPads at the University of Western Sydney (UWS): Initiating institutional transformation

  1. 1. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads iPads at UWS: initiating institutional transformation Lynnae Rankine Dennis Macnamara
  2. 2. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Hello! Lynnae Rankine Blended Learning Manager, living in Sydney @_Lynnae 15 years as an educational technologist in higher education l.rankine@uws.edu.au Dennis Macnamara Blended Learning Consultant, living in Sydney @_uldm Strategist, business change manager, convenor of IDEA events d.macnamara@uws.edu.au
  3. 3. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads 40,000 students 6 campuses
  4. 4. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Whole of University transformation • Engaging on campus learning experiences • Synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities • Integrated community based undertakings
  5. 5. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads How big was the transformation? nice-cool-pics.com/data/media/3/great_dane_and_chihuahua.jpg
  6. 6. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads The numbers are 283 493 455 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 2013 2014 2015
  7. 7. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Intensive recruitment
  8. 8. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Sharing good practices
  9. 9. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads 30,000 iPads, please
  10. 10. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads 30,000 iPads, please
  11. 11. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads 30,000 iPads, please
  12. 12. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads How are iPads transforming UWS?
  13. 13. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Engaging on-campus experiences
  14. 14. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Online learning activities
  15. 15. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Online learning activities
  16. 16. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Integrated community engagement
  17. 17. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads How do we know this is working well?
  18. 18. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads How do we know this is working well? 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 noofrespondents desktop computer laptop computer iPad other tablet iPhone other smartphone I use it [the iPad] for everything. I take notes on it; I read from it; I download the user guides or the documents online, and the reading resources. Everything I do, I do it on the iPad. Listening to online tutorials, doing online activities; all done through the iPad. (Student comment)
  19. 19. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Keys to success • Senior executive sponsorship • Partnership with Apple • Whole of institutional approach • Embedded supports – iPads – Designers and advisors – Academic relief
  20. 20. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads A focus on student centred learning
  21. 21. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads A licence to thrill
  22. 22. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads www.uws.edu.au/qilt
  23. 23. iPads in Higher Education Conference 2014 #uws_ipads Thank you! Lynnae @_Lynnae l.rankine@uws.edu.au Dennis @_uldm d.macnamara@uws.edu.au

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