Track D Presentation: Nollaig Frost & Stephen Nunn

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Track D Presentation: Nollaig Frost & Stephen Nunn

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

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