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Title: A Preliminary Evaluation of the iPad as a Tool for Learning and Teaching
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid ; Brown, Anthony R (author); Parkes, Mitchell  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4205-8.ch012
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Abstract: In May 2010, the release of the iPad in Australia brought a whole new dimension to learning. This chapter presents the preliminary findings of a pilot study conducted at a large distance education university designed to explore the use of the iPad as a tool for learning from three perspectives. The first is the use of the iPad from a lecturer's point of view, outlining how it can be used to enhance the task of teaching in distance education. The second is from a student's point of view, exploring how the iPad can assist in distance education study. The third examines the iPad from an insider perspective, reviewing the variety of apps available including those for social networking. The overall impression is that the iPad has great potential as a tool for learning but it will not necessarily reduce the need for desktop or laptop computers.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning, p. 154-168
Publisher: IGI Global
Place of Publication: Hershey, United States of America
ISBN: 9781466642065
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
930201 Pedagogy
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL) Book Series
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