iPads in Action: Five Lessons Learned from the Classroom - Sponsored by Apple and furniture provided by Herman Miller
Wednesday, February 15 | 9:00AM–10:00AM | Salon G
Session Type: ELI
The University of Notre Dame Academic Technologies group has been experimenting for four semesters with how iPads can be used effectively as a teaching and learning tool. Our staff collaborated with faculty from the Colleges of Business, Law, Arts, and Letters and the Hesburgh Libraries to purchase 50 iPads for this multiyear pilot project. We recruited faculty to offer their students the chance to use tablets as e-readers, as mobile web devices, and for project presentations. Pilot students were issued an iPad prior to the start of the semester and encouraged to use the tablet as much or as little as they chose, both in and out of class. Based on 16 months of pilot testing, we are close to making recommendations for increasing the use of tablets in teaching and learning applications at the University of Notre Dame.