What is the iPad Project?
Academic Technology Services (ATS) is proud to announce the iPad Project. Launched in the spring semester of 2012, the goal of this grass roots project is to investigate the pedagogical benefits of the iPad in instruction and student research.
The project is twofold: there is the Faculty Pilot, which is designed as a 3-month exploration period during which time the faculty member will investigate the possibilities of integrating mobile device apps into their curriculum, and will then be prepared to construct a sound proposal for the following semester, the Classroom Project.
For the Classroom Project, we seek strong proposals that investigate how mobile technologies can enhance the depth and breadth of teaching and learning, explore new approaches in teaching, both in and out of the classroom. Selected faculty will explore a specific topic area or pedagogical use of mobile devices in higher education. The iPad hold tremendous potential in changing how both faculty and students think about teaching and learning. Faculty participants selected to participate in the study will be provided with an iPad2 for the duration of the semester, as will each student in the class.
Project recipients may also apply to have a Student Technology Assistant (STA) dedicated to aid in the administration and implementation of the project as well as to assist in data collection and documentation of the project findings.