Title

Teaching with ipad Pro for collaboration and blended learning

Streaming Media

Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Over the past year, Swarthmore ITS has been collaborating with a group of faculty on academic uses for Apple's iPad Pro tablet and Pencil stylus.

Professors have used the iPad Pro for wirelessly projecting their lecture notes, electronic grading of papers and homework, creating explanatory videos, and developing interactive student activities. The technology showed exciting potential for supporting flipped instruction/blended learning, allowing for new types of student assignments, and reducing the administrative overhead of teaching.

For the Fall semester 2016, the Academic Technology group offered eight faculty members an iPad Pro and Pencil as a pilot program to further evaluate the potential of the technology to improve teaching and learning.

Throughout the Fall, we provided opportunities for training and sharing of best practices. We asked the participants in the program to complete a survey and share their experiences at a luncheon at the end of the semester.

Bringing new technologies into the classroom can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. A classroom can quickly get off track when technology fails or doesn’t behave the way it’s supposed to. We wanted to see how we could best support our faculty in finding different uses in teaching with the iPad Pro and Pencil stylus. Drawing inspiration from the faculty’s innovative use of the iPad Pro and their feedback, we will walk through the challenges and successes we experienced during the pilot program. We aim to illustrate how to come up with creative solutions for teaching with the iPad Pro and discuss areas of opportunities.

Session

Presentation

Location

Thomas 224

Start Date

5-18-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 10:20 AM

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Teaching with ipad Pro for collaboration and blended learning

Thomas 224

Over the past year, Swarthmore ITS has been collaborating with a group of faculty on academic uses for Apple's iPad Pro tablet and Pencil stylus.

Professors have used the iPad Pro for wirelessly projecting their lecture notes, electronic grading of papers and homework, creating explanatory videos, and developing interactive student activities. The technology showed exciting potential for supporting flipped instruction/blended learning, allowing for new types of student assignments, and reducing the administrative overhead of teaching.

For the Fall semester 2016, the Academic Technology group offered eight faculty members an iPad Pro and Pencil as a pilot program to further evaluate the potential of the technology to improve teaching and learning.

Throughout the Fall, we provided opportunities for training and sharing of best practices. We asked the participants in the program to complete a survey and share their experiences at a luncheon at the end of the semester.

Bringing new technologies into the classroom can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. A classroom can quickly get off track when technology fails or doesn’t behave the way it’s supposed to. We wanted to see how we could best support our faculty in finding different uses in teaching with the iPad Pro and Pencil stylus. Drawing inspiration from the faculty’s innovative use of the iPad Pro and their feedback, we will walk through the challenges and successes we experienced during the pilot program. We aim to illustrate how to come up with creative solutions for teaching with the iPad Pro and discuss areas of opportunities.