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Track D Presentation: Nollaig Frost & Stephen Nunn

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  • 1. Examples of ways of working away from the desk with an iPad: strengths and limitations Nollaig Frost Stephen Nunn
  • 2. Group Poster Presentations
    • 1st year research methods module
    • Group (4-6) research project
      • relationship between imagery and creativity
    • Written up as conference poster
      • 16-18 Powerpoint slides, printed out
    • All groups (in a class) stick their posters up on boards at the same time
      • then leave whilst the tutors deliberate
      • to return to …
  • 3. Blah blah blah “ what’s that say?” “ can I have a copy?” “ yeah, yeah, yeah, but what’s our grade?”
  • 4.
    • Legible
      • size/portablility of iPad allowed comments to be typed up in situ
      • (rather than later or not at all)
    • Emailed to students during/at end of class
      • no carry-over task for tutor
      • each student gets own copy
      • immediate
    • Needs preparation of group email
  • 5.
    • Emailed to students during/at end of class
      • no carry-over task for tutor
      • each student gets own copy
      • immediate
    Blah blah blah AudioMemos record upload link Dropbox Mail
  • 6.
    • Strengths
    • all feedback accessible later
    • creation and distribution of feedback completed within session
    • Limitations
    • depends on wireless network
    • downloading of audio files too much for some
    • navigation of long audio files awkward
      • I did go on a bit
  • 7. Essay marking
    • Comparison to lap/desk-top
      • stylus/freehand annotation rarely useful
      • touch typing impossible with on-screen keyboard
      • second screen for reading
        • not tied to desk; could slouch, walk etc.
        • choice of font size
        • easier scrolling backwards and forwards
        • better lit screen
        • able to flick backwards and forward to other applications e.g. email
  • 8. more the service than the app; invaluable for getting files on/off, within other apps ‘ send & receive’ extension smooths upload to Dropbox easy mass up/download of files from Dropbox; view .doc & pdf clean interface for annotations; Dropbox support/sync AudioMemos Dropbox Pdf Expert GoodReader