We’re very lucky to have the eminent Stephen Atherton from the Apple University Consortium joining us next month for a seminar on the uses of iPads in the classroom. These sessions are always extremely thought provoking and useful, and I strongly recommend you come along if at all possible.
Please mark your calendars now for the following presentation on iPads in the education environment:
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
Date: July 12th
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The presentation will be given by Stephen Atherton who works for Apple Australia and is their Development Executive for Higher Education. Stephen previously gave a well attended talk at the Faculty of Education on podcasting in higher education a few years back. Below is the official blurb outlining Stephen’s presentation.
iPad in Tertiary Education
Not long after the release of the iPad just over a year ago, Dr Tara Brabazon (Professor of Media Studies, University of Brighton) told us that “…for academics, the (iPad) platform enhances daily teaching and research. In an age when universities’ core functions are under threat, the gadget offers a vision disconnected from the crumbling teaching and learning experiences in our libraries and classrooms.”
Harsh words regarding teaching and learning, but a good prediction on how the iPad would develop to enhance academic life! The recent release of iPad 2 saw record sales to both staff and students. Apps and features continue to evolve. Trends such as eBooks have been a strong motivating factor for organisations to look at the technology. The University of Adelaide’s Science Faculty illustrated this when moving hundreds of first year students to iPads this year <http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news41241.html>.
This seminar will look at how institutions and students around the world are using iPad in teaching, learning, and research. It builds upon last years’ AUC seminar on Mobile Learning which was delivered to over 1,300 colleagues at Australian and New Zealand AUC member universities.
Various Apps will be demonstrated, case studies will be shared, and current research will be examined. Please join guest presenters at this free 90 minute seminar.
We hope you will be able to join us.