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Carli Presentation 2011

  1. 1. No textbook? No problem!<br />Implementing and Supporting Courses with iPads<br />Amy Weidner<br />Digital Resources Librarian<br />Benedictine University<br />
  2. 2. Department of Education FIPSE Grant<br />One faculty member with an idea<br />One Campus IT person who knew I had an iPhone<br />In the beginning…<br />
  3. 3. Library liaison to Campus IT<br />Project planner<br />Idea generator<br />Support person<br />Content assistance<br />My participation…<br />
  4. 4. BIOL 370: Animal Behavior<br />Text<br />New at B&N and Amazon for $79.15, used for $47.00<br />Chegg rental for $79.15<br />CourseSmarteTextand app $52.95 (180 day rental)<br />LibGuide - http://libguides.ben.edu/biol370<br />Basic how-to and misc info<br />Suggested app list<br />Launch point<br />Fall 2010 - College of Science<br />
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  6. 6. Average of 59% thought library web site, databases and LibGuide were very easy/completely intuitive<br />92% desired a library app and felt the iPad was a reasonable tool for conducting research<br />41% still felt print textbook was ideal<br />100% felt the iPad enhanced their course experience<br />60% would recommend it as primary means to access course materials for entire college experience<br />And the survey says…<br />
  7. 7. 92% wanted to see other iPad loaner courses<br />80% would NOT pay for/choose to buy an iPad<br />Students recommended apps like GoodReader, TED, Tegrity, QuickVoice<br />Students recommended avoiding apps like FB and games<br />Overall, their only complaint was that they had to give it back and they missed real-time grades that they were used to seeing in Bb<br />Survey1 (cont’d)<br />
  8. 8. BIOL 364A: Ecology Lab<br />Brought in Science subject specialist, Ariel Neff<br />No eText, more subject specific apps identified<br />LibGuide - http://libguides.ben.edu/BIOL364<br />D2L<br />Spring 2011 – College of Science<br />
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  10. 10. Average of 48% thought library web site, databases and LibGuide were very/somewhat easy<br />87% interested in a library app<br />93% felt the iPad was a useful research tool<br />62% still preferred print textbooks<br />93% felt it enhanced their course experience<br />87% wanted to see other iPad loaner courses<br />And the survey says…<br />
  11. 11. Students recommended more academic/educational/subject specific apps than in BIOL370<br />Students continued to say games and FB apps were a distraction<br />Students experienced more issues with wireless access in the 2nd pilot<br />Two students said they rarely used or avoided using the iPad altogether<br />Survey2 (cont’d)<br />
  12. 12. Students greatly enjoy the ability to consume most course content via the iPad<br />Tegrity<br />D2L/Bb<br />Library resources/research<br />Internet<br />NOT textbooks<br />Students identified the potential distraction caused by games & social media but still felt the positive impact trumped this<br />However, students continued to say they would not pay for an iPad on their own, but they didn’t want to give it back<br />Combined Pilot Feedback<br />
  13. 13. INTB320: Doing Business in China combined course with CHIN 290: Contemporary Chinese Culture<br />Title VI Grant<br />Approached to be a consultant for a 3rd party app developer<br />Tight timeline<br />Provided pre-loaded iPads to students<br />LibGuide - http://libguides.ben.edu/ipad<br />Apps, podcasts, support<br />Spring 2011- College of Business<br />
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  15. 15. NOTHING, yet!<br />Final assignment is due today (June 10)<br />Survey will be active through next Wednesday<br />Faculty have asked us to put an iPad on reserve for Chinese foreign language courses for Fall 2011<br />And the survey says…<br />
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  17. 17. Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative Program<br />Grant money available<br />Evaluate eReading devices<br />Nook, Kindle, Sony<br />iPad cost prohibitive<br />Concerns about device limitations and user experience<br />Meanwhile…International Programs Office<br />
  18. 18. Apple to visit campus<br />80 iPad2s with smart covers<br />iPads will be distributed by our Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence with $25 iTunes gift cards<br />Option to keep the iPad2<br />Library role: Consultant/liaison, support, training<br />LibGuide - http://libguides.ben.edu/ipad<br />Summer 2011 - iPad2 Rollout to Faculty<br />
  19. 19. Committee of 8<br />5 Faculty<br />1 Campus IT <br />2 Librarians<br />Update and convert content of 5 STEM courses to be made available online and mobile accessible<br />Project launching June 20<br />Summer 2011 - Additional FIPSE Grant Work<br />
  20. 20. Made my personal hobbies and interests known.<br />Yes, that’s it.<br />What I did…<br />
  21. 21. Become mobile/app literate<br />Become an “evangelist” on your campus<br />Read about what others are doing<br />Talk to vendors!<br />Think outside the library<br />What librarians can do…<br />
  22. 22. Amy Weidner<br />Digital Resources Librarian<br />Benedictine University<br />630.829.6066<br />aweidner@ben.edu<br />@amyweidner<br />Questions?<br />

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