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Considerations for a Professional Development Program         to Support iPads in     Higher Education Teachingby Rebecca ...
Definitions    Term           Definition    Technology     An individuals acceptance of a technology    Adoption    Teachi...
iPad Professional Development Program (iPDP)                         @rjhogue
Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)  • Quantitative measure that predicts whether an    individual will adopt a new technolo...
Technology  • Product technology: The hardware and software    aspects  • Idea technology: The usefulness aspect -    spec...
Time  • Calendar time is requires for learners to absorb    the information about the new technology and    reflect upon h...
Individual Beliefs   • Compatibility with individuals beliefs is important   • Avoid associating the technology with a spe...
Organizations Structures   • Organizational policies and practices will either help or     hinder adoption   • In higher e...
Evaluation  • Determines whether or not the program was a success  • Need to study an individuals use over time  • One use...
iPad Professional Development Program (iPDP)                         @rjhogue
Design Considerations  • Benefit both pre-adoption and post-adoption learners  • Include a learning intervention (e.g. wor...
Delivery Considerations   • Provide ways to share new idea technology (that is,     workflows) at regular intervals   • Pr...
Evaluation Considerations  • Repeat evaluations over various time frames (in the    beginning, after each intervention, an...
Thank-you.Questions?by Rebecca HoguePhD Candidate, University of Ottawarebecca.hogue@uottawa.caTwitter: @rjhogueBlog: rjh....
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Considerations for an iPad Professional Development Conference

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Slides presented at Ubiquitous Learning Conference in Urbana-Campaign Illinois, October 2012.

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Considerations for an iPad Professional Development Conference

  1. 1. Considerations for a Professional Development Program to Support iPads in Higher Education Teachingby Rebecca HoguePhD Candidate, University of Ottawarebecca.hogue@uottawa.caTwitter: @rjhogueBlog: rjh.goingeast.ca @rjhogue
  2. 2. Definitions Term Definition Technology An individuals acceptance of a technology Adoption Teaching All activities performed by teachers in the practice administration, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of instruction iPDP iPad Professional Development Program Pre-Adoption Teachers who do not yet use the iPad to Learner support teaching practice Post-Adoption Teachers who use the iPad to support Learner teaching practice @rjhogue
  3. 3. iPad Professional Development Program (iPDP) @rjhogue
  4. 4. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) • Quantitative measure that predicts whether an individual will adopt a new technology • Two key variables - ease-of-use and perceived usefulness • To increase adoption, increase the learners: – Perception on how easy the device is to use – Perception of how useful the device is @rjhogue
  5. 5. Technology • Product technology: The hardware and software aspects • Idea technology: The usefulness aspect - specifically the workflows that describe how the product is used • Introducing the learner’s to idea technologies (contextualized ways in which the product is used) increases adoption @rjhogue
  6. 6. Time • Calendar time is requires for learners to absorb the information about the new technology and reflect upon how that technology can be adapted to their workflow • An iPDP needs activities that are spread out over time @rjhogue
  7. 7. Individual Beliefs • Compatibility with individuals beliefs is important • Avoid associating the technology with a specific teaching strategy or pedagogy • Begin by using technology to support common tasks (like checking email), before introducing ideas that require a change in beliefs • Beliefs are more likely to be changed if peers socialize the ideas @rjhogue
  8. 8. Organizations Structures • Organizational policies and practices will either help or hinder adoption • In higher education, change will be faster if it is initiated by professors • Requirements to score high on teaching, lead to a lack of innovation • Identify stakeholders and idea leaders - those who have influence over how peers adapt new ideas @rjhogue
  9. 9. Evaluation • Determines whether or not the program was a success • Need to study an individuals use over time • One useful measure: Impact of a lost device and how that impact changes over time • TAM - measuring perceived usefulness and ease-of-use and how the values change over time @rjhogue
  10. 10. iPad Professional Development Program (iPDP) @rjhogue
  11. 11. Design Considerations • Benefit both pre-adoption and post-adoption learners • Include a learning intervention (e.g. workshop) that aims to increase pre-adoption learners perceptions on usefulness and ease-of-use • Integrate both product technology and idea technology • Demonstrate useful apps with workflow in a context that learners understand • Begin with familiar activity before challenging beliefs • Seek out stakeholders and idea leaders to provide context and champion the program @rjhogue
  12. 12. Delivery Considerations • Provide ways to share new idea technology (that is, workflows) at regular intervals • Provide multiple training interventions spread out over time • Use post-adoption learners (peers) to encourage change in beliefs of pre-adoption learners @rjhogue
  13. 13. Evaluation Considerations • Repeat evaluations over various time frames (in the beginning, after each intervention, and at the 3- and 6- month marks) to measure the change in the organization • Evaluate by measuring the impact of individuals loss of a device • Evaluate individuals perceptions using the TAM: – Ease-of-use – Perceived usefulness @rjhogue
  14. 14. Thank-you.Questions?by Rebecca HoguePhD Candidate, University of Ottawarebecca.hogue@uottawa.caTwitter: @rjhogueBlog: rjh.goingeast.ca @rjhogue

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