iPads Can Hinder Learning

Posted in Teaching on September 10th, 2012 by steve

“I have seen enough anecdotal evidence to realise a full-on iPad experience slows down learning in primary school. I continue discovering experts who agree …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 9 September]


Best apps for university administrators?

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2012 by steve

“This does presuppose that every university administrator is equipped with an iPad. Which is not necessarily the case. Anyway, if you are fortunate enough to be issued with an iPad in support of your administrative duties there are a number of key apps you will want to get hold of …” (more)

[Registrarism, 10 May]

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Students prepare to ditch books in favour of iPads

Posted in Teaching on February 8th, 2012 by steve

“Come September, up to 100 children attending a secondary school in Co Cork will no longer have to lug around backbreaking satchels. And Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk plans to phase out all books within five years …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 8 February]

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Apple rolls out digital textbook service iBooks 2

Posted in Teaching on January 19th, 2012 by steve

“Apple Inc unveiled a new digital textbook service called iBooks 2 on Thursday, aiming to revitalize the US education market and quicken the adoption of its market-leading iPad …” (more)

[Yinka Adegoke, Reuters, 19 January]

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Serious Constraints with iPad-Only Books

Posted in Research, Teaching on August 24th, 2011 by steve

“The longest thread in Ireland on Google Plus happened today and it involved more than 50 comments about teaching and learning with the iPad. It’s a cautionary tale and not the one you’ll read in the Irish broadsheets …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 23 August]

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