The Teaching and Learning Center recently received a charging cart containing iPad 2 and iPad 4 tablets from CSC’s Department of Education. Apple iPad tablets are widely used in education and we are excited to make them available for checkout to all Academic Affairs departments. The iPad tablets have the latest Apple iOS updates and have been inventoried in the TLC Equipment Library for faculty checkout. Currently we have 15 iPad2 models and 6 iPad4 models and can typically customize the tablets with specialized apps upon request.
I encourage campus faculty to research and consider how iPads might benefit students in their classroom learning experience. Recently Dr. Kimberly Cox used iPads in class to provide access to a very detailed virtual reality (VR) tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Apps are available that can be used to enhance almost any curriculum providing interactive and engaging experiences for students. Check out the links on the IPads in Higher Education website for specific resources regarding using iPads in higher education.
Increasingly, the TLC is focused on reporting emerging technologies and identifying professional development opportunities that enhance teaching and learning on our campus. As the TLC staff reviews technologies, we will hold informational seminars and invite faculty to participate in a testing and review process. To discuss training opportunities and/or suggest “new arrival” gadgets, please stop in for a visit or contact the TLC’s IT Analyst, Jereme Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 308.432.6234).