iPad in Higher Education


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iPad in Higher Education

  1. 1. Ed Donnald, M.L.S.<br />August 26th, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Technical Overview<br />General Pro vs Con<br />Apps Review<br />Comments from the outside world<br />
  3. 3. Capacity<br />16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive<br />
  4. 4. Capacity & Cost<br />16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive<br /> $499 to $699 + $129 for 3G<br />
  5. 5. Sizing things up<br />1.5 lbs – 1.6 lbs<br />
  6. 6. Display<br />9.7-inch <br />LED-backlit <br />Multi-Touch<br />1024-by-768 (ppi)<br />Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating<br />
  7. 7. Battery and power<br />Up to 10 hours (Wi-Fi)<br />surfing the web on Wi-Fi<br />watching video, or listening to music<br />Up to 9 hours (3G)<br />Power adapter or USB to computer<br />
  8. 8. Controls<br />
  9. 9. Two sides to every story<br />
  10. 10. Pros<br />Fast<br />Long battery life<br />Light weight<br />Comfortable<br />“Ease of work in library”<br />Multimedia<br />Internet<br />App Store<br />eBooks<br />
  11. 11. Cons<br />No<br />Physical keyboard<br />Printing<br />Removable battery<br />Camera<br />Multitasking<br />Flash<br />Projecting of screen<br />Lack of e-textbooks<br />
  12. 12. 60 Days<br /><ul><li>Flexible multi-channel personal media consumption environment
  13. 13. Read a lot on the iPad
  14. 14. Watch a fair bit of video
  15. 15. Read and respond to email
  16. 16. Take notes and do some basic writing
  17. 17. Access the files on my computer</li></ul>Impressions After Two Months of Using an iPadby Kathleen Fitzpatrick June 8, 2010, 08:00 AM ET http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Impressions-After-Two-Months/24552/<br />
  18. 18. 60 Days<br /><ul><li>Multitasking.
  19. 19. Coming w/ iOS4 update this fall
  20. 20. A proper file manager
  21. 21. Stylus (pogo stylus)
  22. 22. Price</li></ul>Impressions After Two Months of Using an iPadby Kathleen Fitzpatrick June 8, 2010, 08:00 AM ET http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Impressions-After-Two-Months/24552/<br />
  23. 23. What do I need? (and want)?<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. App Store<br />
  26. 26. AppAdvice<br />
  27. 27. Some Good Choices<br />
  28. 28. Early Edition-RSS Reader<br /><ul><li>News sources
  29. 29. Familiar format
  30. 30. Intuitive
  31. 31. Skim pages
  32. 32. View full article
  33. 33. Copy, email or read later</li></li></ul><li>Instapaper-Read it Later<br /><ul><li>Saves web pages for offline reading
  34. 34. Folders
  35. 35. Saves last position</li></li></ul><li>Flipboard & Social Media<br /><ul><li>First social magazine
  36. 36. Beautiful way to flip through updates & photos
  37. 37. Timeless layout of print media
  38. 38. It’s YOUR magazine</li></li></ul><li>Popplet-Mapping your thoughts<br /><ul><li>Share visual ideas
  39. 39. Collect inspiration
  40. 40. Create galleries
  41. 41. Record thoughts
  42. 42. Explore ideas</li></li></ul><li>iAnnotate PDF<br /><ul><li>Elegant
  43. 43. Powerful annotation tool
  44. 44. Fully integrates into PDF
  45. 45. Text notes, highlight, underline, free-form drawing</li></li></ul><li>Documents to Go<br />View, edit and create Word, Excel & PowerPoint files and view PDF<br />
  46. 46. Keynote  PowerPoint<br />Create Amazing Presentations<br />
  47. 47. Pages  Word<br />Documents and Page layout<br />
  48. 48. Numbers  Excel<br />Spreadsheets and formulas<br />
  49. 49. 2 Screens-Showing Off<br /><ul><li>Full featured…
  50. 50. document manager
  51. 51. file viewer
  52. 52. web browser
  53. 53. white board
  54. 54. VGA output*
  55. 55. Laser pointer</li></li></ul><li>TeamViewer-Remote Access<br /><ul><li>Remote access to computer</li></li></ul><li>Medical Apps<br />Epocrates<br /><ul><li>Mobile Point of Care
  56. 56. Drug Reference
  57. 57. Drug ID
  58. 58. Calculators
  59. 59. News</li></li></ul><li>Medical Apps<br />WebMD<br /><ul><li>Check symptoms
  60. 60. Conditions
  61. 61. Drugs
  62. 62. Treatments
  63. 63. Drug ID</li></li></ul><li>Medical Apps<br />Auscultation<br /><ul><li>Plays sounds
  64. 64. Heart beat murmurs
  65. 65. Lung wheezes
  66. 66. Review and test</li></li></ul><li>Lexi-Comp-Drug Info<br />Lexi-Comp<br /><ul><li>Monographs
  67. 67. Drug ID
  68. 68. Interactions
  69. 69. Lab & Diagnostic Procedures
  70. 70. Lexi-Calc</li></li></ul><li>Higher Ed<br />Promise of…<br />
  71. 71. Higher Ed<br />Interactive Textbooks<br />
  72. 72. iBooks<br /><ul><li>Download and read books
  73. 73. Free samples of any books
  74. 74. Change font size & style
  75. 75. Highlight text, add notes
  76. 76. Add PDF documents </li></li></ul><li>iBooks<br />
  77. 77. Just the Beginning<br />
  78. 78. Make the backpack obsolete<br />Apple will do for the textbook what it did for music<br />Real revolution took place was at the level of the iTunes store<br />But political interests will be challenge<br />Change to copyright, licensing or idea of textbook<br />The iPad and Higher EducationBy Prof. Hacker February 8, 2010, 10:00 AM ET http://chronicle.com/blogPost/The-iPadHigher-Education/22960/<br />
  79. 79. Blackboard<br />Not yet ready for prime time at Quinnipiac<br />
  80. 80. Blackboard on the iPad(video)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZuMOdHad2Y&feature=player_embedded<br />iPad runs Blackboard, not Concourseby Chris Clark, April 7, 2010<br />http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/ipad-runs-blackboard-not-concourse/<br />
  81. 81. Citrix<br />Note: mention status of Citrix access at QU<br />
  82. 82. UMCP<br />Does mobile technology enhance student education experience?<br />75 new students<br />Fully integrated into curriculum<br />Content delivery and instruction<br />Clickers<br />mobile versions of UMCP portal<br />LMS<br />University of Maryland College Parkby Phyllis Dickerson Johnson, April 26, 2010 <br />http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/uniini/release.cfm?ArticleID=2146<br />
  83. 83. NCSU Libraries<br />The NCSU Libraries has long been a technology incubator for the university, lending out the latest to make sure that budgets based around Ramen Noodles don’t keep NC State students from having the competitive advantage that comes from access to the latest computing platforms, ebooks, multimedia gear, and the like.<br />Tech Lending Program<br />Four hour checkout<br />Student blog about initial experience<br />Your iPads Are Available <br />by D. H. Hill Apr 08 2010 http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/2010/04/08/your-ipads-are-available-d-h-hill-530-p-m-today/<br />
  84. 84. Reed College<br />Kindle DX w/ loaded class readings<br />Failing grade<br />Parallel study with iPad<br />Predict dramatically different and better results<br />Kindle Failed Tests at Several Colleges. Will iPads Do Better?by Jeff Young April 19, 2010, 02:00 PM EThttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/Kindle-Failed-Tests-at-Several/23253/<br />
  85. 85. Other University Plans<br />Oklahoma State University<br />distribute iPads to 120 students in the fall<br />Seton Hill University <br />Provide 2100 undergrads with an iPad<br />Northwest Kansas Technical College <br />Provide 8000 undergrads with an iPad<br />George Fox University<br />offering fall freshmen a choice between an iPad and a MacBook.<br />More Universities Announce iPad Experimentsby Kelly Truong July 20, 2010, 10:43 AM Ehttp://chronicle.com/blogPost/More-Universities-Announce/25646/<br />
  86. 86. More Thoughts<br />Princeton University <br />Banned the iPad<br />Issues with their wireless network<br />The textbook question is probably the most uncertain. <br />Killer app depends on largest producers of textbooks embrace the new format<br />Will the iPad Revolutionize Higher Education?The iPad is fun to play with, but Apple’s latest gadget might also be a valuable resource for students looking to save on textbooks. by Adam Peck April 26th, 2010 http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/will_the_ipad_revolutionize_higher_education<br />
  87. 87. Others Fear Network Overload<br />The Tablet-What Is It Really?<br />Strategic Finance June 2010 p. 67<br />by Michael Castellucciohttp://www.imanet.org/PDFs/Public/SF/2010_06/06_2010_tools.pdf<br />
  88. 88. New Category Explains Hype<br />Not quite a laptop<br />doesn't have all the features of a standard personal computer<br />Not exactly a giant smart phone <br />It's not a phone<br />Not quite an e-reader<br />play video and do other things those machines can't<br />While the iPad is certainly good enough to take notes on in class, Mr. Weitzfeld said that several professors ban laptops for fear that students would poke around on Facebook rather than listen to lectures, and that iPads would most likely face the same restrictions.<br />iPads Arrive on Campuses, to Mixed Reviewsby Jeff Young April 5, 2010, 04:49 PM<br />http://chronicle.com/blogPost/iPads-Arrive-on-Campuses-to/22308/<br />
  89. 89. Picture & 1000 Words<br />Great companion for visits to historical archives and research libraries<br />Capture some images for later study <br /> pinch-to-zoom technique is particularly suited to deciphering original documents.<br />It is a mixed blessing that the iPad doesn't multitask.<br />My wish list? Better annotation tools and integration of multimedia—images, maps, audio, video, links to related reading.<br />The iPad's brilliant three C's—consumption, collaboration, and creativity—open up new possibilities.<br />My iPad Day <br />by Ann Kirschner June 13, 2010http://chronicle.com/article/My-iPad-Day/65839/<br />
  90. 90. Screen is unreadable in direct sunlight<br />Missing USB port and SD card slot<br />Charging the iPad via USB on a PC has been shaky at best<br />The 20 biggest complaints about the iPad<br />By Kevin Hall Apr 5, 2010<br />http://dvice.com/archives/2010/04/20-biggest-grip.php<br />
  91. 91. Home button gets in the way while holding the iPadhorizontally<br />Built-in Mail falls short compared to fully featured computer email<br />The HD apps are expensive<br />The 20 biggest complaints about the iPad<br />By Kevin Hall Apr 5, 2010<br />http://dvice.com/archives/2010/04/20-biggest-grip.php<br />
  92. 92. Beanbag Chairs<br />First computer that's beanbag-friendly<br />Internet portal that is just lying around<br />Casual and unobtrusive vs laptop<br /> Blends in background more than laptop<br />Long battery life. <br />Key in education-innovative applications<br />A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the Beanbag Chair? <br />by Jeffrey R. Young April 7, 2010http://chronicle.com/article/Will-the-iPad-Be-Able-to-Bring/64995/<br />
  93. 93. Beanbag Chairs<br />"The talk now is either 'the iPad is going to destroy creativity as we know it,' or that 'this thing is going to fundamentally change education forever.’ Neither of those things are true, and there's something there in the middle. I'm trying to figure out what's in the middle."<br />A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the Beanbag Chair? <br />by Jeffrey R. Young April 7, 2010http://chronicle.com/article/Will-the-iPad-Be-Able-to-Bring/64995/<br />
  94. 94. iPad Not a Gamechanger<br />Price<br />Awkward!<br />Dependability <br />Accessibility <br />Limitations<br />Five Reasons Why the iPad Won't Change Higher Educationby Brennon Slattery Feb 3, 2010 5:23 pm http://www.pcworld.com/article/188486/five_reasons_why_the_ipad_wont_change_higher_education.html<br />
  95. 95. Good Place to Start<br />Beginners Guide to the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad in Education (PDF)<br />www.slidetolearn.info<br />
  96. 96. Ed O’Connor<br />Charles Getchell<br />Jan Swiatek-Kelley<br />Lauren Erardi<br />