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iPad Project

What is the iPad Project?

Originally launched in the spring semester of 2012, this project investigates the pedagogical benefits of the iPad and mobile technology in instruction and student research.

The iPad project is two-phased: In the first phase iPad Faculty Pilot participants explore and discover new apps, and adapt curriculum in preparation for the second phase, the iPad Classroom Project. Complex projects may also allow qualify you for a Student Technology Assistant (STA) for the semester.

Video: Fall '13 Faculty Participants Discuss their iPad Project Experiences

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Deadline for Fall '16 Proposals:
July 1, 2016

Faculty Requirements - Please Read All Requirements Before Applying!

Proposals will be accepted from full-time faculty members that have not receiving other grant funding for same. As a part of this study, faculty participants will be required to be active in their investigation, which includes:

  • Attend kickoff meeting upon acceptance into the program (to be held prior to classes starting)
  • Attend monthly brown bag lunch meetings with the group (4 total)
  • Blog regularly on progress and points of interest
  • Agree to have your students complete 2 surveys about the project
  • Allow ATS representatives to observe your class once or twice during the semester
  • Work with ATS on specific study deliverables
  • Deliver a short presentation (including specific elements) at the conclusion of the study and meet with the other participants, both faculty and students
  • Help expand and promote Mobile SIG membership and participation on campus
  • Participate by sharing/presenting at various ATS events and functions
  • Help build measurable outcomes associated with iPads

Student Requirements:

  • Agree to complete two iPad pilot-related surveys from ITS understand that some information will be made public as research, i.e. summary of proposal, some study results and deliverables, etc.
  • Borrow, and return equipment in original condition (excluding ordinary wear and tear)
  • Provide feedback in general meeting, lessons learned and greatest benefits

How the Program Works:

Faculty Pilot
Faculty Pilot - Up to 3-months exploration period during which time the faculty member will check out an iPad and investigate the possibilities of integrating mobile device apps into their curriculum. The goal of this first phase is to prepare to construct a sound proposal for the next semester.
iPad Step 2
Classroom Project - Classroom investigate phase explores 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 holds tremendous potential in changing how both faculty and students think about teaching and learning. Selected faculty and all of the students in the class will be provided with an iPad for the duration of the semester.

iPAd Optional STA

Student Technology Assistant (STA) dedicated to aid in the administration and implementation of the project as well as to assist in data collection, documentation of the project findings, and research of appropriate and specific apps to enhance curriculum.

Project Resources

Visit our iPad Blog!

Popular Apps Used

iPad/iPhone News

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers (TED)

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers (KQED)

20 Helpful Apps for Teachers and Educators (Digital Trends)

15 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do (Buzzfeed)

24 Useful Tricks for the iPhone & iPad Most People Don't Know (Lifehack)

View Current Projects:

Cohort 9 - Spring 2016

View Past Projects:

Cohort 8 - Fall 2015

Cohort 7 - Spring 2015

Cohort 6 - Fall 2014

Cohort 5 - Spring 2014

Cohort 4 - Fall 2013

Cohort 3 - Spring 2013

Cohort 2 - Fall 2012

Cohort 1 - Spring 2012