7 Things You Should Know about iPad Apps for Learning

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Author(s)EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Type of mediaPDF download
Estimated study timeEstimated study time 20 minutes

Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to serve as a legitimate replacement for printed textbooks and other course materials. Where the iPad applications have led, other tablets and their attendant applications can be expected to follow, creating a more competitive and diverse market for tools of this type. Applications that live in the spaces where education and entertainment overlap can capture the imagination, enticing students to learn on their own.

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The briefs in the “7 Things You Should Know About…” series describe emerging learning technologies  in 7 questions: 'What is it?', 'How does it work? ', 'Who is doing it?', 'Why is it significant?', 'What are the downsides? ', 'Where is it going?' and 'What are the implications for teaching and learning?'. They are excellent if you are looking for a quick and easy-to-understand overview of a particular e-learning tool.  If you are pressed for time, the scenarios that introduce each pdf are well worth the five minutes you’ll need to read them. You will find similar resources on the Educause website.

LicenceCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
TimestampThis information table was last updated on 24 July 2012

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