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Taking the iPad's Measure -- Campus Technology

Taking the iPad's Measure -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
As tablets enter the educational mainstream, universities move to evaluate their impact on teaching and learning.
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iPad Pilot Program @ Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University conducted an iPad pilot program during the fall 2010 semester. OSU faculty members Bill Handy and Tracy Suter administered the program.

 

A good discussion around how the iPad was used in the classes. Worth a view, (or a listen to in the background!).

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Home - Teaching with IPads/IPods - Research Guides at Dartmouth College

Articles and resources for teaching with IPads...
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18 Stories of iPads in Education

18 Stories of iPads in Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"No doubt, iPads have been changing many classrooms the ways of teaching and learning. Do you like to learn some real stories of using iPads in education? Check out this post composed by www.onlineuniversities.com with 18 stories!"


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iPad Study Results | Technology and Learning | Pepperdine Community

This page contains information on the results of Pepperdine's iPad research study.

 

The Key Findings table from the Spring 2011 Term are an interesting read.

 

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Most Common Tablet Mistakes

Most Common Tablet Mistakes | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lots of companies are adopting tablet computers, which put huge amounts of data in workers' hands.
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M-Learning in Education @ ECU - Using iPads in the Classroom

M-Learning in Education @ ECU - Using iPads in the Classroom | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The M-Learning in Education event will run on June 5 and 6, 2012, as part of the ECU Twilight Series.

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How to Turn Your iPad Into an Extra Screen | Techland | TIME.com

How to Turn Your iPad Into an Extra Screen | Techland | TIME.com | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Turn your new tablet into a handy extra screen. Now more than ever—in an era where a 60 open-tabbed window is nothing to write home about— desktop retail is a valuable commodity.

 

The benefits of having an extra monitor almost go without saying: Maybe you need to camp an extra window for reference, or maybe you like having your email client open for easy access—the possibilities are all there!

 

Here are two options, one for Mac users and another for PC users.

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Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA | Electronista

Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA | Electronista | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple and iOS device accessory maker Kanex launched a VGA output solution for the AppleTV and any other HDMI device today -- the Kanex ATV Pro.

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This will enable Air Play from an iPad to an Apple TV to play through a standard VGA data projector that does not have an HDMI input.

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iPads and Tablets

iPads and Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iPads and other tablet devices have dominated technology news in recent years. The devices have inevitably found their way into educational settings as educators globally seek ways to leverage the interest in new technology towards improved pedagogy.

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Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Here a great how-to video which explains using iBooks Author to make and and sell a multi-touch iBook for iPad.
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Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iBooks Author comes with 6 inbuilt widgets to add great interactive elements to your iBooks.

 

With Class Widgets, you can easily add more.

 

No need to program or install Dashcode, just click on the Wizard and download your auto-generated widget.

 

See the list below for our latest iBooks Author Widgets - we will be adding more over the coming days.

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iPads - Digital Learning Toolbox - For Higher Education

iPads - Digital Learning Toolbox - For Higher Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"More and more colleges are handing out iPads or other tablets to faculty and students to support teaching and learning (see this summary of other iPad initiatives in higher education). This website provides some recommended apps, tutorials, other guidance on using iPads in higher education."

 


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iPad Apps for Administrators

iPad Apps for Administrators | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Check out these must have apps that I have vetted and use on a routine basis as an educational leader.

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iPad Study Released by Oklahoma State University | Business Wire

iPad Study Released by Oklahoma State University | Business Wire | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Oklahoma State University has formally released its internal findings on an iPad pilot conducted during the Fall 2010 semester, showing that the device had a positive impact in an academic environment.

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Teaching with iPad/Tablet - Instructional Technology (Salina) - LibGuides at Kansas State University

Teaching with iPad/Tablet - Instructional Technology (Salina) - LibGuides at Kansas State University | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Instructional Technology (Salina). Teaching with iPad/Tablet.

 

A range of links around teaching with the iPad in a tertiary environment.

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Mobile Learning Research | iPad Studies

Mobile Learning Research | iPad Studies | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

A range of resarch projects around the iPad's use in the tertiary environment. Some good papers to read here. Some have PDF and/or PPT downloads.

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WA Higher Ed iPad Users | Facebook

WA Higher Ed iPad Users | Facebook | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iPad users working in Western Australian universities - sharing insights and ideas.

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How the iPad Is Changing Education

How the iPad Is Changing Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet.
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Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iBooks Author comes with 6 inbuilt widgets to add great interactive elements to your iBooks.

 

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No need to program or install Dashcode, just click on the Wizard and download your auto-generated widget.

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Apple TV Goes From the Living Room To The Boardroom | Cult of Mac

Apple TV Goes From the Living Room To The Boardroom | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The Apple TV isn’t positioned as a business or enterprise product, but its small size, easy setup, and AirPlay make it a very solid presentation tool – and the low cost doesn’t hurt, either.

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Sharing iPad screens in  tutorial room onto a flat screen TV using Apple TV.

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The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus - The Digital Campus 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus - The Digital Campus 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

In just a few years, handheld computers like smartphones and tablets have gone from niche items to the primary way many people use the Internet. Their popularity has led some supporters to predict that the devices will revolutionize how college students learn and experience college. Seton Hill University, in Pennsylvania, has branded itself as "the leader in mobile learning" and heavily advertises its iPad program as a way to reel in prospective students.


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How to install the bookmarklet with an Ipad? – Customer Feedback for Scoopit

How to install the bookmarklet with an Ipad? Instructions from Scoop.it here.

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Publishing with iBooks Author

Publishing with iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author.
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7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now -- THE Journal

7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now -- THE Journal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Since January we have facilitated a handful of iBooks Author workshops with educators at regional technology events all over California, as well as the Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference in Palm Springs. These workshops have included teachers and administrators engaged in discussions about how to leverage Apple's new software in education. Based upon these experiences, we have identified seven reasons why you should consider adding iBooks Author to your knowledge base.


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