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Many colleges and universities have begun experimenting with tablet computers and iPad classroom integration initiatives that vary from campus-wide distributions to small-scale, single-class pilots. These programs are designed to provide evidence of improved student learning and engagement. Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to tablets and iPads in the classroom.
- Tablets in the Forest: Mobile Technology for Inquiry-Based Learning, EDUCAUSE Review Online, November 2013. McGill University gave environmental biology students mobile devices to gather rich data in the field and to support learning through real-time interaction with their instructor and the larger research community.
- Lecturing with an iPad, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 2013. This short video from a University of Michigan professor discusses his use of an iPad in the classroom as a student engagement tool.
- Exploring Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Review Online, October 2013. A university-wide survey on students' mobile learning practices found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors.
- The Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablet, The Pearson Foundation, 2012. This survey, in it's second year, found tablet ownership in college and college-bound students has tripled in just a year.
- The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow, EDUCAUSE Live!, 2012. This webinar discusses emerging technologies from the 2012 Horizon Report, including the use of tablets in higher education.
- How Are Students Actually Using IT? An Ethnographic Study, ECAR Research Report, November 2011. This report examines learning management system usage and satisfaction, student ownership and use of technology devices (especially mobile devices), and where on campus students choose to compute.
- iPad Pilot Project: Lessons Learned at a Liberal Arts College, EDUCAUSE 2011. This session highlighted the successes and challenges of faculty and support staff for an iPad pilot at a small liberal arts college.
- The iPad: Implications for Higher Education, EDUCAUSE 2011. The University of San Francisco implemented a six-month iPad study including 40 faculty with the intention of reviewing, experimenting with, and sharing its potential uses in higher education. This annual conference session show cased the study's findings as well as recommendations and future directions for the iPad and tablet computing in general.
- Mobile Perspectives: On E-Books—E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education,EDUCAUSE Review, April 2011. The authors describe the Seton Hill University Griffin Technology Advantage, a mobile learning program that began in spring 2010 when the university decided to provide iPads to all full-time students for the coming fall.
- The Educational Potential of Mobile Computing in the Field, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, March 2011. This article describes how giving students hands-on experience of fieldwork with mobile tablet PCs loaded with visualization software facilitates active learning and integration of complex information and concepts.
- 7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning, ELI, February 2011. Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to serve as a legitimate replacement for printed textbooks and other course materials.
- Leveraging the Interplay Between a Grassroots Pen-Based Computing Pilot and an Institutional Laptop Initiative, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, December 2009. A decade-long case study involving mobile and pen computing at DePauw University demonstrates the synergy possible from simultaneously supporting grassroots initiatives and institutional programs.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Tablets and iPads
- The iPad for Professors: Evaluating a Productivity Tool After One Year
April 7, 2011
The ProfHacker has published a number of posts about Apple's first-generation iPad. Now that Apple has started selling the second-generation version, they thought it was time for the authors…
- The Digital Swiss Army Knife
April 7, 2011
Scott Perkins ( email@example.com ) is Director of Research at Abilene Christian University. Michael Casdorph ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is Director of Instructional Support an…
- [Mobile Perspectives: On iPads] Why Mobile?
April 7, 2011
Mary Ann Gawelek ( email@example.com ) is Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mary Spataro ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is Director, Center for Innovative Teaching, and Phil Komarny ( komar…
- [Mobile Perspectives: On e-books] E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education
April 7, 2011
David McCarthy ( email@example.com ) is Director of Product Management for Digital Education at Barnes & Noble. Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at…
- The Educational Potential of Mobile Computing in the Field
March 29, 2011
Key Takeaways Giving students hands-on experience of field work with mobile tablet PCs loaded with visualization software facilitates active learning and integration of complex …
- An Average Day with Mobile Technology
March 29, 2011
Key Takeaways How does a technology-phobic literature major become a mobile computing addict ? Self-instruction and experimentation push the boundaries on what mobile technol…
- Spotlight on Mobile Computingâ€”Evaluating a Campus-Wide Mobile Learning Initiative: Lessons Learned from ACU's First Three Years
February 17, 2011
Abilene Christian University continues to explore innovative uses of mobile technologies in higher education. Deploying devices to all underclassmen has created unique opportunities to assess the…
- 7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
February 9, 2011
Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to …
- 7 Things You Should Know About Android
December 8, 2010
Android is a Linux-based, open-source operating system designed for use on cell phones, e-readers, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Android has been selected by many hardware manufacturers…
- Bill French on iPads and Other Tablets
April 25, 2011
Bill French is the founder of iPhoneCTO and iPadCTO . He brings a considerable amount of knowledge and insight to the devices for both business and education professionals. I recently …