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  • 1. Rise of the Tablets – The Future of Learning © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 2. Rapid Adoption● The iPad ushered in the age of tablet computing and is the fastest selling electronic device ever created!● Tablets are starting to eat away at traditional PC sales and more and more users are choosing tablets like the iPad as their primary computing device.● Many schools are now opting for tablets over traditional PC computers and laptops for their students. © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 3. The Rise of Video● Video traffic accounts for over half of all mobile traffic and is expected to continue to grow to up to 70% in the next few years.● The combination of video and tablets are like chocolate and peanut butter, they go great together!● Video content is a very effective way to teach people just about anything and can virally distribute ideas. © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 4. Khan Academy● Started by one guy (Salman Khan)● 2600 free videos now online● Simple (Microsoft paint and screen capture)● Very effective● 3.5 million unique users learn chemistry, math, business and more!● Online and mobile versions © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 5. YouTube EDU● © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 6. iTunes U● Learn anything, anytime, anywhere●● More than 350,000 free lectures● Perfect for tablet based learning! © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 7. Tablets to the Rescue● Tablets are easy and intuitive to use, no mouse required! If you can touch and point, you can use a tablet.● Tablets are a fantastic way to watch video.● Tablets are inherently interactive.● Tablets are highly portable, light and have long battery lives compared to most laptops.● Tablets can be turned on and off quickly © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 8. Tablets to the Rescue...● People can use tablets to easily watch and learn from videos● People can learn in the privacy of their own homes at any hour or they can take their tablet on the road and learn just about anywhere.● Tablets permit multiple viewers which can make them more inclusive then other devices● Kids love tablets like the iPad too! © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 9. People want and need to learn but...● Traditional classes can conflict with work.● Travel can be inconvenient and prohibitive.● Courses can be expensive.● Many instructors dont record videos of their classes for later playback.● The types of things people want to learn may not be available through traditional schools. © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 10. People want to learn about non- academic stuff too!● Traditional lessons on biology and chemistry and math are great but...● What about cooking and home renovation and fitness and nutrition and guitar playing and...this is a very long list!● A lot of people dont care about the degree or credentials, they just want to expand their minds and learn something new. © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 11. A Huge Opportunity● There is and will continue to be an enormous need for people to learn new things.● Mobile devices like the iPad will play a significant role in how people learn now and in the future.● Video is a highly effective tool for teaching and is perfectly suited to tablets.
  • 12. First Steps● Getting your video content ready for tablets could be as easy as uploading your video to YouTube or Vimeo or other sharing sites.● If you are an educational institution, why not try out iTunes U?● Maybe setting up a video Podcast will do the trick.● Building a native iPhone App is also an option. © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 13. Do you have something you want to teach the world?● If so, take a look at whats happening with mobile devices like the iPad and think about how you can use video to your advantage.● Take a lesson from Salman Khan, teaching doesnt have to be ultra fancy to be effective!● The world is waiting, show us what youve got! © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.
  • 14. This Presentation was Prepared By Richard Hart (iOS Developer/Learning Consultant)I help assist individuals and companies to leverage learning on the iPad. rhart[@] © 2011 Richard Hart - All rights reserved.