About iPads in Education

The Apple iPad has the potential to change how faculty interact with technology for the purpose of teaching.  With the small size and touch screen, iPads can be more flexible in a classroom setting than a laptop.  With the plethora of apps (short for applications) being created for the iPad, there is tremendous potential for how this new technology can be used to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Information Technology and Watzek Library were funded to explore this potential by putting iPads in the hands of 15 faculty across all three campuses and then partnering with these faculty to explore innovative ways they can incorporate the iPads into their teaching and learning process. Faculty have agreed to post to this blog at least once a month to provide feedback (positive and negative) on their experiences with the iPad.  This can include both applications that were tried and situations in which the iPad was used