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iPads in School - A Case Study

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Presentation by Sabrina Huber at "e-Learning Fachdidaktik" conference, October 2011, Vienna

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iPads in School - A Case Study

  1. 1. Sabrina Huber, Martin Ebner Social Learning Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology
  2. 2. “I think this could very well be the biggest thing to hit school technology since the overhead projector.” “Pens and paper is much more effective in helping people learn and remember.” “It has brought individual technology into the classroom without changing the classroom atmosphere.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?pagewanted=all
  3. 3. 16 brand-new iPads 4th form of the “Praxisvolksschule Salzburg” 7 girls, 17 boys Two periods – six and four weeks Netbook class
  4. 4. Higher motivation of students Willingness to help Didactically well- conceived apps (e.g. geographical apps) Great variety of apps (regardless of their language)
  5. 5. Higher motivation of students Willingness to help Didactically well- conceived apps (e.g. geographical apps) Great variety of Easy filesharing apps (regardless of (Dropbox etc.) their language)
  6. 6. Higher motivation Leight weight and of students form GUI = very intuitive Willingness to help Didactically well- Easy access to conceived apps information (e.g. geographical apps) Textbook publishers Great variety of – collaborations Easy filesharing apps (regardless of with software (Dropbox etc.) their language) companies
  7. 7. Overhearing teachers’ instructions. Arousing envy Availability in German Time-fillers Apps not long- lasting
  8. 8. Overhearing Instable Wi-Fi teachers’ connection; instructions. overload Students’ posture Arousing envy Availability in German Time-fillers Apps not long- lasting
  9. 9. Overhearing Instable Wi-Fi teachers’ connection; instructions. overload Students’ posture Arousing envy Availability in Choice of German textbooks Time-fillers Time-consuming Apps not long- for teachers lasting
  10. 10. Huge unexploited potential Stronger focus on lack of functions and students’ needs (long-lasting apps…) Lack of adequately reflected practical experience Place in special needs learning environment
  11. 11. Sabrina Huber, Martin Ebner Social Learning Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Steyrergasse 30 A-8010 Graz sabrina.huber@student.tugraz.at martin.ebner@tugraz.at Presentation available on: elearningblog.tugraz.at

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