Innovative Uses of your iPad in the Classroom

Computer Services will be hosting a seminar presentation tomorrow, January 26 from 10am to 11:30am on innovative uses of iPads. Please see the announcement below for full information and please pass along to your colleagues in SCT.

A growing number of faculty across the world are using iPads to enhance teaching and learning. Tomorrow (1/26), Apple representatives will be visiting Temple to demonstrate and discuss some of the interesting and innovative ways that faculty can use the iPad. In this 90 minute session, we’ll explore a “day in the life” of a student and instructor, and demonstrate how the iPad can be a powerful solution that transforms both the academic and personal experience. Participants will also understand how the iPad improves learning workflow, enhances communication, fosters collaboration and contributes to a greener campus. The session will be interactive and attendees are invited to bring their iPads and encouraged to share their favorite iPad use either in or out of the classroom.

This discussion will be especially pertinent after Apple’s recent announcement regarding its new iBooks app.

Watch the video on iBooks here: http://www.apple.com/education/#video-textbooks

When: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Library Lecture Hall in the Lower Level of Paley Library

Register here: https://atlas.ocis.temple.edu/seminars/AppDev/

Join the discussion: http://sites.temple.edu/ipad

Free Web Seminar, Tuesday December 6th: Meet Google OpenClass

There is another shakeup in the LMS (Learning Management System) community taking place – Google and Pearson have joined forces to launch OpenClass, a free LMS. Whilst there is already a free (open source LMS) with Moodle, the collaboration between Google and Pearson is definitely one to take a look at.

To register for “Meet OpenClass” webinar, go to this link: http://bit.ly/s5uvwf

The webinar takes place on:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

OpenClass. Open to everyone. Easy to use. Completely free. Amazing.
Learn how you can use OpenClass to drive education forward.

This webinar is sponsored by Pearson Learning Technologies and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Pearson.

Webinar Speaker

Adrian Sannier, Senior VP of Product, Pearson Learning Technologies
Adrian Sannier is the Senior Vice President of Product at Pearson Learning Technologies. Pearson is the world’s largest educational technology company. Prior to joining Pearson, Dr. Sannier was the University Technology Officer at Arizona State University.

Webinar Host
Mark Walston

Mark Walston is a veteran communications professional with a 20-year history researching and reporting on higher education, with a focus on information technology. Former president and CEO of Concept Foundry, he has created award-winning integrated communications campaigns for universities and colleges across America — and for industry leading IT corporations that serve higher education.

Mark recently interviewed college and university CIOs and other senior officers for a series of best practice case studies on database management and enterprise software. Mark also authored an Information Technology Forum advertorial series published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
OpenClass: 

  • is a dynamic, scalable, fully cloud-based solution that stimulates social learning and the exchange of content, coursework, and ideas – all within the Google Apps for Education Platform
  • leverages modern social technology to encourage collaboration and communication for students and faculty.
  • features an idea exchange that makes  it easy to find and share the latest approaches, content, and curriculum.
  • puts the focus on learning, not on technology, to improve the way teachers teach and students learn.
OpenClass is now available in BETA and can be fully integrated into our Google Apps system at Temple University if we choose to adopt it.