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Program to bring iPads into the Classroom

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 10:50 am

The Addlestone Library, in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) department, is soliciting proposals for the iPad program to provide members of our campus community access to a technologically rich environment that encourages technology literacy, information literacy and collaborative learning.

Project Overview
The Library has 35 iPad Airs (the newest version on the market), cases, charging cart, purchased with funds from the Provost’s Office.

Starting August 29, 2014, 30 iPads will be available for faculty and students working on a class project for the Fall.  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 iPads are available to individual students, faculty and staff to check out for 3 days.

If you would like to participate in the Fall 2014 iPad Program with your class, please complete the form http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/iPadproposals

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
hartjez@cofc.edu
3-5428

Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services
vanarnhemj@cofc.edu
3-3604

Please submit your Request by May 30th.   You will be notified if your class has been selected for Fall 2014 project by June 13th.
Housekeeping Details
Each student and faculty member will check out and return the iPad and peripherals at the circulation desk at Addlestone Library. We will have specific blocks for iPad use so please indicate block preferences.  Aug 29th – Sept 8th  (2 week session) , Sept 15 -Oct 6th , Oct  13th – Nov 3rd , Nov 10th – Dec 1st .

A few Useful Sites
CofC’s iPad guide offers a wealth of program information including the collection of apps loaded on the iPads, availability, tutorials and websites that are accessible via mobile devices.

http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/iPads

Dartmouth Univ.
http://researchguides.dartmouth.edu/teachingwithipads

Vanderbilt Univ.
http://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/ipads

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