Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
Our small public library will add about 25 iPads this coming summer.
Sam Gilksman's summary of considerations will be most useful.
Any and all other tips on administering them will be helpful.
Specific question...is there now or will there be a way to protect settings?
The iPhone configuration Utility looks like the best bet so far, but we haven't tried to use it, any one have experience with it?
A little more than four months ago, the “next big thing” began at Xaverian. Since the middle of September, nearly half of the students and the entire faculty have received their own iPads. So, what is different?
The short answer is: things are changing. Among the faculty and students, there is a variety of sophistication in how the iPad…
Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments
Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Apple today announced the new version of IBooks aimed at revolutionizing the way we distribute content in schools. According to Apple, there are currently 1.5 million iPads being used in schools throughout the USA and the new version of iBooks is being created as a mechanism for delivering interactive textbooks to those users. With the aid of a free authoring program, publishers and individuals will be able to easily create educational content for distribution through the iTunes…Continue
We have distributed iPads to a few grad programs and degree completion cohorts. As may be common it was hard to nail down exactly what the plan or justification was for offering these devices. It would be most accurate to just say it was for marketing. Of course we said it was for E-Textbooks or the opportunity to experience current technology, and it was. Anyways, the reason for my post, one of our programs may actually be on to a real justification. We include the e-textbook content needed…Continue
Added by Greg Smith on January 13, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments