NORTH WARWICKSHIRE Ihar Ivanoŭ,AND HINCKLEY COLLEGE College Librarian LIBRARY IPAD PROJECT
STARTED IN APRIL 2012 Six iPad2 devices for use with creative art tutors, now used across the college Linked to individual iTunes accounts and managed separately; App Store vouchers Available to learners and staff equally Just under 1,000 loans to learners in nine months
LEARNERS USE THEM FOR…L e a r n e r s a r e g i v e n a f r e e r e i g n w i t h i Pa d s . I t s e e m s l e a r n e r s u s e i Pa d s f o r t h r e e activities primarily: 1) playing with imagesThey use their own wi-fi accounts, their and games, 2) browsing the internet and 3)o w n i Tu n e s a c c o u n t s i f t h e y w a n t t o watching online video. All these aredownload apps. perfectly legitimate activities from my p o i n t o f v i e w, t h e y c o n t r i b u t e t o w h a t t h eWe l e n d t h e t a b l e t s f o r f o u r h o u r s a n d college aims for – learners’ achievementallow them to be taken to anywhere in thecollege. They are issued on the LMS as any and realisation of their full potential.other resources. Staff can borrow forl o n g e r. In the beginning of the academic year we had to help learners with logging in,If they want chargers, they can be issued answered some basic enquiries; later on,t o o , h o w e v e r m o s t o f t h e t i m e i Pa d s a r esufficiently charged. the wisdom of using the tablets was passed around, shared sufficiently enough, so noWe ’ v e p r e l o a d e d s o m e o b v i o u s a p p s l i k e enquiries any more .Facebook and Dropbox, as well as createdfolders with apps and access icons to thelibrary and college systems and services .
TUTORS WITH LEARNERS USE THEM FOR… Online research, recording evidence Games, quizzes, surveys Collaborative learning, creative projectsPhoto by James F ClayCC BY-NC 2.0http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesclay/3509154015/
SUPPORT STAFF USE THEM FOR…
MAIN BENEFITSRich classroom Engagement with dynamic variety of mediaEasier behaviour Immediate management demonstration (contested) CollaborativeFor younger learning made learners, tablets easier are easier to use Wow effect than PCs
BARRIERSInsufficient number Tutors’ confidence of devices PC-focused collegeInsufficient MS network Office integration Ebook platformsNew e-safety designed for PCs concerns