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Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong
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Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong

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CHURCHILL, Daniel (The University of Hong Kong) …

CHURCHILL, Daniel (The University of Hong Kong)
WANG, Tianchong (The University of Hong Kong)

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  • 17% of Hong Kong people own an iPad
  • The study is not evaluating the effectiveness of using tablets in teaching, but attempting to gain a in-depth insight of how teachers adopting tablets in their teaching
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    1. Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPadsin Higher Education: Case Studies atthe University of Hong KongDr. Daniel ChurchillMr. Tianchong Wang
    2. The iPad as a Pedagogical Tool• The proliferation and growing popularity of iPads andiPad-like tablets• A potential “transformative technology” that createflexible, collaborative, and inquiry-oriented learningenvironment• Appropriate model for the use of iPads in teachingmust be developed
    3. Research Questions• How higher education teachers adoptiPads in their teaching practice?• How their perceptions change throughthe process?
    4. Participants9 participants were selected from a range of different disciplinesat HKU.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDepartment of Civil EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringFaculty of EducationFaculty of DentistrySchool of ChineseSchool of Public HealthFaculty of LawSchool of Biological Science
    5. Teachers’ Private Theories(Churchill, 2005)• Teachers’ use of technology is guided by a set of privatetheories• 6 areas of teachers’ private theories were identified thatimpact instructional decision making and technologyintegration: learning, students, teacher’s role, technology,planing and design, and educational changes• These 6 areas of private theories serve as an analyticalframework for understanding the participating teachers’uses of iPads
    6. Piloting Study: AppsDownloaded/Used (Churchill, Fox,and King, 2012)• Productivity Tools: word-processing, document annotation, creating ofmultimedia material tools• Teaching Tools: support classroom teaching, such as those that supportconnection to a projector, mark-book, presentation tools and classroommanagement tools• Notes Tools: enable note taking in combination with audio recording,drawing and typing• Communication Tools: support communication and social networking• Drives: allow connectivity to the Cloud, network drives and a computer• Blogging: allow convenient blogging via the iPad• Content Accessing Tools: e-books, multimedia material and videoaccessing tools, etc.
    7. The Ongoing Study: Teachers’Perceptions and Changes• Size does matter!
    8. The Ongoing Study: Teachers’Perceptions and Changes• Mobile Ergonomics• Instant On• Battery Life• Easy to Use• Tactile• Apps• Access to Resources• Sharing and Interaction toSupport a more Student-CentredTeaching Paradigm
    9. The Ongoing Study: Teachers’Perceptions and ChangesIssues that discourage teachers to adopt iPads for teaching:Document Format CompatibilityConnecting to Classroom ProjectorFile Management, SyncingInputting Text on Touch ScreenStudents’ Ownership of Tablets (iPads/Android-basedtablets)“Technology Dance”?
    10. Further Work• Explore perception change through adoptingiPads• Theoretical understanding such a change• Recommendations that support teachers toeffectively adopt iPads in their futureteaching practices
    11. Thank youDr. Daniel ChurchillMr. Tianchong Wang

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