iPads on Campus: Disruptive Innovation, or Just Disruptive?

Tuesday, February 12 | 5:45PM–6:30PM | Capitol Ballroom E
Session Type: Professional Development
Tablet computing represents a significantly new technology in its own right, according to the 2012 Horizon Report. Yet there's been both enthusiasm and skepticism about iPads on college campuses. Challenges include ownership, purchasing, security, and network issues. Benefits include enhanced media presentation, field research, custom textbook publication, and low cost. Our bias is that resistance is futile—but the tool is transformative. Still, we have much to learn to effectively adopt mobile tablet computing on massively large campuses. This point/counterpoint session will represent both views from recent experience, with ample opportunity for in-person and online interactive participation through Twitter (use the hashtag #yesornoipad).


  • Emily Cicchini

    Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin

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