This Is Your Brain on iPads

Wednesday, February 11 | 11:15AM–12:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
A pilot project assigned iPads to students enrolled in Physiological Psychology. The students had the iPads for the duration of the semester. Students used various apps, including 3DBrain and NeuroKnowledge, and websites (e.g., The apps demonstrated concepts and improved understanding of neuroanatomy, electrical activity of the brain, and neurological diseases. Data from tests, papers and overall performance was compared between the iPad students and earlier semesters of the same class taught without iPads. Another goal was to offset technology cost by using the apps and online resources instead of a traditional textbook.

OUTCOMES: Learn about an approach to funding innovation with scarce resources * Learn how iPads can successfully replace traditional textbooks and increase student learning * Learn about a sustainable and scalable approach to making the shift from textbooks to iPads


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