iPad Pilot Project
Program to Bring iPads into the Classroom Begins Spring 2014
The Addlestone Library, in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) department, is launching an iPad program to provide members of our campus community access to a technologically rich environment that encourages technology literacy, information literacy and collaborative learning.
The Library has purchased 35 iPad Airs (the newest version on the market), cases, charging cart, with funds from the Provost’s Office.
Starting in January 2014, 25-30 iPads will be available for faculty and students working on a class project. Faculty may request these iPads for students to check out and use for up to three weeks, as a tool to enhance student learning in their course.
Students and faculty will check out the iPads from the Library Circulation desk. The Library and TLT staff are happy to work with you on your projects and assignments to:
- Promote student engagement in the classroom, the lab, or in the field
- Assist small group collaboration in idea creation and sharing as well as information search, analysis, and visual representation
- Provide access to and manipulation of digital content
- Promote the innovative use of this technology.
Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Zach Hartje, Director of the TLT, and Steven Profit, Reference Librarian, will work with you and your students as the team – to design the project, coordinate with faculty and serve as a resource to students.
In addition, 5 to 10 iPads will be available to individual students, faculty and staff to check out for 3 days.
If you would like to participate in the spring 2014 iPad Project with your class, please complete the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sSsPNsOoKzNVH5NxKTKVjVsS-jQm0zrITdTJPUTkkFI/viewform
If you would like to discuss your proposal or talk about how you might most effectively use iPads in your course, please contact
Zach Hartje, Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology
Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services
Please submit your Request by December 13. You will be notified if your class has been selected for spring 2014 project by December 18. If you are not able to submit a Project Proposal by Dec. 13, don’t worry as we will continue to solicit proposal requests during the spring semester subject to iPad availability.
Each student and faculty member will check out and return the iPad and peripherals at the circulation desk at Addlestone Library.
A few Useful Sites
CofC’s webpage offers a collection of mobile apps and websites that are accessible via mobile devices.
Dartmouth Univ. Teaching With iPads Guide