Research Questions:In thinking about what we hoped to discover from the project, we tried to focus on the distinctive characteristics of these devicesPersonal device – collective activity?Possible contradiction – iPad seen as primarily targeted at a home market and entertainment purposes – how might these highly individualised personal devices work in supporting collaborative and team activity – where would difficulties or contradictions arise?how would a device centred around an individual work for shared activity --- how would a “fun” leisure device rub up against “serious” work situations (would the “fun”ness act to lower barriers to using the technology)Learning device – extended classrooms?Knowing that non-classroom teaching spaces (e.g. fieldwork, placement) posed problems for institutional education, staff in these situations often bore the brunt of these problems – interested in whether this technology might start to provide solutions or ease the difficulties, impact on approaches taken in these spaces, maybe narrowing the gap or providing more dynamic links between these spaces and classroom-based activity – also how might this technology function in spaces such as workshops, studios or labs that have often sat uneasily with more tradtional computer technology.These spaces might rely on portable devices – how does the iPad shape upMobile devices - mobile teams?Lastly, we were interested in whether these devices might provide a more comprehensive and flexiblesolution for teams that are geographically and chronologically dispersed – what impact might they have on identity, efficiency and effectiveness within such teams.Organisation:Competitive call- open to any teams with an impact on student experience, not simply traditional teaching teams- five out of twenty-five selectedWhat participants get3G connection for 12 monthsownership of device Timeframe- 18months, 12months of which with 3G connectionCommunicationlight touch approach – gauge level of support needed – avoid over-influence – ownership of uses of deviceblog – face-to-face,difficult logistically
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Brief points: 1 minute allocatedTeam profile:Our team is made up of four ECRs who have recently joined the department of psychology & counselling.Before the project began our team were reasonably IT literate. In our research we rely on technology mostly for data analysis and for reviewing the scientific literature. We all have research interests that overlap to a certain extent, and so were interested to see if the Pads would help us work together & support each other. As lecturers find research meetings difficult to organise during term time, due to time constraints and conflicting schedules. Project Aims:We all have links with outside partners and wanted to explore how this technology could support us in securing further collaborative research grants. This project intends to explore and evaluate the complete iPad-supported research life-cycle using iPads to plan, deliver and disseminate collaborative research.The project aims to investigate how howiPads can enhance collaboration, data sharing, data analysis and idea generation. Research development and collaboration will be explored not only within the internal team at Greenwich but also across wider research groupings nationally and internationally.One of the intended outcomes of the project will be to seed further research funding and collaborative bids.
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iPads for Teamworking: Inspiring Teachers conference presentation
iPad Teamworking projectProject Leaders: Antony Coombs and Juliet Hinrichsen (EDU)Team Leaders: Tricia Duffield & Robert Sookhan (University Counsellors) Andy Freeman (PE Teachers) Dave Kerr (Paramedics) Fakhar Khalid (Geography and Environmental Sciences) Jessica Morgan (Psychology Researchers)
BackgroundResearch Questions Organisation Personal device – collective Competitive call activity? What participants get Learning device – extended classrooms? Timeframe Mobile devices - mobile Communication teams?
Team Members iPad Teamworking Project: Dr Damian Poulter; Dr Sofia Stathi; Dr Ian Tharpthe PSYCHOLOGY research team Team Leader Dr Jess Morgan
Context: Psychology Early Career ResearchersTeam ProfileCurrent use of technology Project Aims Data analysis software Explore uses for iPad technology Journal databases at every stage of the research Referencing software life-cycle Email & Social Networking How iPads can enhance: Three members have iPhones Idea generation One member on twitter Collaboration Data sharingCurrent team-working patterns Data analysis Overlapping research interests Dissemination Different schedules Seed further research funding & Limited time during teaching term collaborative bids
How we are using the iPadsIdea generation Planning & teamwork Reading & annotating pdfs Sharing via dropboxCollaboration: Communicating & understanding others’ ideas Research meetings browsing, twitter, emails, articlesDissemination: Access research papers & notes Remote environments iPad gloves
What we’ve found so far...Our top ten psychology research apps: Reading/annotating Sharing Newsfeed @PsychScience @DorothyBishop @noahwilliamgrey @SciAmMind @ResearchCentreCSF Word processing Organising notesWork ↔ Life (advantages/disadvantages)Yet to find statistical software for the social sciences
iPad Teamworking Project: Development of the use of ICT in PE and Sport Team Leader Andy Freeman Team Members Jackie Farr, Andrew Flynn, Roz Hornsby, Alex Gibson
Context Team Profile Project AimsThe team were generally proficient Students and lecturers will beusing PC style operating software able to use iPad tablets inand applications observing, analysing andSome members of the team had assessing performance inexperience of use of Apps on practical situations – iniPhones. particular in off-site situationsOnly one member of the team had PGCE observation: Allexperience using Apple/Mac captured data andsoftware and applications observation reports will be readily communicated via e-Projects spans both secondary and resources attached to theprimary PE – teamworking quitedeveloped within different iPads. Potential use of videoprogrammes but not cross phase. and still photos in e-portfolios.
How we are using the iPads Secondary: PGCE observation reports completed in real time and sent to four different recipients at once. Photographs taken in the lesson show disbelieving students that they actually did what mentors said they did! Secondary: Athletics, Gymnastics and Swimming used to provide instant formative feedback and analysis of performance to compare to elite performance e.g. via the internet Primary: Observation of students in Dance, Athletics and Games – use for student visualisation of tasks through e-demonstration.
What we’ve found so far... Secondary: +ve: SIM cards have been key to off site use +ve: Students keen to use the ‘new’ technology +ve: Some good apps and functions – others being ‘discovered’ +ve: Portability -ve: small enough to leave behind -ve: Apps do not have the same functions as applications on a Mac. If used to full application, app version tends to be a bit ‘clunky’, slow and lacking in features and does not do all that its big brother/sister can. Primary: +ve: Really useful – help students visualise tasks set. Then able to refer back to the model, if necessary to reinforce learning and free lecturer to work in other areas. +ve: Useful for team-working whilst off site +ve: Communication via iPad, e-meetings in future??
iPad Teamworking Project: Welfare & Counselling Team Leaders Robert Sookhan & Tricia DuffieldTeam Members Christine Ojera, Carol Horton and Leigh Riley
Context Team Profile Project Aims Improved communication amongst Team Members Improve responses toMainly Luddites! With some emergencies.skilled users. Use of iPad within the newPart-time staff working across counselling modelthree campuses. SustainabilityDifficulties: communication;meetings; accessibility
How we are using the iPads Counselling Sessions Communication Sustainability Resources Personal use
What we’ve found so far... Can’t do without them! Our managers also see the value of staff having them. New counselling model would not work as well without them. Student feedback has been very good. Recently been reaccredited by Matrix Standard Award – for good practice. Use of IT was a significant part of the Award. We can sometimes be too accessible!
iPad Teamworking Project: The Paramedic Team Team Leader Dave Kerr Team Members Graham Fletcher; Paul Eyre
Context Team Profile Project AimsParamedics with limited Develop a library offormal IT education appropriate images to enhance simulations1 x full time senior lecturer Enhance practical feedback2 x 0.5 wte L/Ps through images / videosL/Ps not present at same time Develop ‘cloud’ repository for live updating ofTeam meetings difficult informationCurrently reliant on email for Improve teamcommunication communication
How we are using the iPads Videoing skills practice Medical images Apps – e.g. 3D Brain, Pocket ECG, iResus emails
What we’ve found so far... Students like the images / videos apps can be used to enhance learning Web searches answer questions quickly Work/life divide blurs ‘Angry Bird’ scores improve with practice!
Geography & Environmental ScienceProject Team Fakhar Khalid Tim Acott Julie Urquhart Mike McGibbon Richie Simon