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Maddy Bentley from MediaCore contacted me recently. She had seen my iPad Lecture Capture video, and wanted to share her video “how to capture presentations and screencasts on iPad.”

Maddy provides a demonstration on how to use Doodlecast Pro, along with suggesting some alternative apps.

MediaCore has Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) - so this is a video platform that would work with Desire2Learn, our LMS here at DePaul.

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iPad Lecture Capture

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I am presenting an Information Session (iPad Lecture Capture: Information Session I-3) at the 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. The presentation will take place on Wednesday 13th August from 10:30-11:15 a.m. This will be part of the Technology,Tools, and Media track.

The presentation notes, hyperlinks, and PDF can be accessed here.

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PaperShow No Longer Supported In The U.S.

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My colleague Sanjay Deshmukh discovered that PaperShow, the extremely useful pen-based presentation tool that I have recommended here at DePaul and beyond, will no longer be supported here in the U.S. This means that the dot-paper and other supplies will soon no longer be available to purchase. It may be possible to import from Europe, though.

If this is a device you use, I would recommend stocking up on supplies. Unlike the Livescribe pens, it is not possible to print your own dot-paper.

There are alternatives to PaperShow, but none of them are a true match:

Wacom Cintiq

Windows Surface

Livescribe

iPad

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iPads In The Classroom

I received an email about how to connect an iPad to DePaul classroom projectors this morning. I thought it was worth sharing the information here:

Simplest way to do this is through one of the HDMI or VGA dongles. Depending on iPad version (30-pin or Lightning), your dongle options are:


VGA is going to be the most reliable option – not all DePaul classrooms have a HDMI, but HDM carries sound as well. I take both with me to the classroom.
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Technology Tuesdays: Lecture Capture From The iPad


On the 25th July, 2013, I gave a one-hour session on "iPad Lecture Capture" as part of the monthly Technology Tuesdays. Above is an abbreviated video that shares some of the essentials of the presentation, outlining five strategies to capture and share lecture material on and with the Apple iPad.

Presentation Resources


Sansa Clip
Guerilla Lecture Capture

Five Methods of iPad Lecture Capture


1: Jailbreak and Display Recorder
2: Screencasting Apps
3: Epiphan VGA2USB converter and Camtasia/ScreenFlow
4: AirPlay Approach
5: AVerMedia - C875 LGP

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Tech Tuesdays: iPads and Mobile Devices In The Classroom

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Love them or hate them, mobile devices are either being used overtly or surreptitiously in your classroom. Learn some strategies to actually put these devices to good use in the classroom.

This session will cover:

  • Brief overview of current mobile devices – what you and your students are likely to encounter over the next twelve months.
  • Five strategies for effective use of mobile devices in the classroom.
  • Five essential accessories for the Apple iPad.
  • Five essential applications for the Apple iPad (and a longer list of recommendations).

Date: Tuesday, 31st July
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: DPC 7406 (7th Floor of the DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd.)

For more information and to RSVP please visit the Technology Tuesdays page.

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Inkling For The Web

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Inkling now has a Web client - you no longer have to read books on the iPad only, you can read them through a browser here. I am looking forward to seeing how well this works on Android tablets, as well as smartphones.

More information on the Inkling website.

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Inkling Webinar

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Inkling has an upcoming webinar that I think will be of interest to Commerce faculty (and fans of eTextbooks). The event is on the 22nd of February:

“Wondering how to transition from print textbooks to digital on a platform that both faculty and students will embrace? Join Matt MacInnis, the founder and CEO of Inkling, the premier publishing platform for digital MBA textbooks and the newest EMBA Council member, for a discussion about the brave new world of Smartbooks. MacInnis will demonstrate how popular MBA titles are now Smartbooks on Inkling’s platform.”


You can register here:

http://www.inkling.com/webinar/inkling-for-business/


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XanEdu Instructions

Robert Cook from XanEdu kindly provided a set of student instructions, which have been added to the Desire2Learn course template that is used in Commerce online and hybrid courses

IPAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make sure that the XanEdu iPad app v2 is installed on the iPad. If not, download from the App Store.
  • Log into Desire2Learn from the iPad using an internet browser such as Safari.
  • Click on the XanEdu course material link.
  • If you have not already purchased your course materials, complete your credit card transaction.
  • You will then be taken to a table of contents.
  • Click on the “Get Started on the iPad” button.
  • The CoursePack will automatically download to your bookshelf.

DESKTOP / LAPTOP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Log into Desire2Learn.
  • Locate and click on a link to the XanEdu materials. The first time you click, you will be prompted to complete your credit card transaction. Subsequently, you will be taken to the table of contents for the XanEdu title.
  • Ensure Adobe Acrobat Reader is on your device.
  • Click on the name of the item you want .
  • Click on "Download Entire CoursePack(PDF)".
  • Click on the Disk Icon on the top left of the page to save the file.
  • Select the folder where you want it saved. If the file opened in your browser window, right click and choose "Save As" and select a location.
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Learning with iPad Follow-Up

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There have been two Technology Tuesdays presentations on the iPad in the classroom: One given by me on the 31st August, 2010, and then a guest presentation given by Keith Mountin and Jack McLaughlin earlier today (6th October, 2011). I have combined resources from both presentations on here.

Keith provides some very useful teaching resources on his website, that I think will be of use to DePaul faculty and staff.

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Reminder: iPad2 Tech Tuesday Session

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This is a quick reminder that the upcoming “Learning with iPad” presentation by Apple, Inc. will take place on October 6th from 10-11 a.m. in room DPC 8010 (somewhat confusingly on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday)

See how the iPad is making learning more engaging and accessible than ever. Please join us for ‘Learning with the iPad’, a session to discuss Apple's mobile strategy with the iPad and how it is beginning to change education. With numerous education applications, as well as strategies for textbooks, research and integration, the iPad is becoming a tremendous tool for 21st Century Learning.

Agenda:

  • • Update on educational apps available for the iPad
    • Overview of the iBook app and store, ePub and other Textbook / eBook readers
    • Video Mirroring with the iPad2.
    • Paperless workflows for Education
    • Device management and deployment best practices


    For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the Technology Tuesday page.
  • Date: Thursday October 6, 2011
  • Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Location: DPC 8010 (8th floor of the DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd.)

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Learning with iPad (Technology Tuesday will actually be a Thursday)

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The upcoming “Learning with iPad” presentation by Apple, Inc. will now take place on October 6th from 10-11 a.m. in room DPC 8010

See how the iPad is making learning more engaging and accessible than ever. Please join us for ‘Learning with the iPad’, a session to discuss Apple's mobile strategy with the iPad and how it is beginning to change education. With numerous education applications, as well as strategies for textbooks, research and integration, the iPad is becoming a tremendous tool for 21st Century Learning.

Agenda:

  • • Update on educational apps available for the iPad
    • Overview of the iBook app and store, ePub and other Textbook / eBook readers
    • Video Mirroring with the iPad2.
    • Paperless workflows for Education
    • Device management and deployment best practices


    For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the Technology Tuesday page.

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DePaul Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

Good news for iPhone, iPad and Android users. DePaul has released some mobile applications that make on-the-go communication a little easier....

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Currently there are three apps for the iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store:

DePaul Mobile App


DePaul Mobile App for the iPhone

DePaul Mobile is an application developed by DePaul University students for all iOS devices. It features:

  • Events: Search or browse for things happening on campus, including DePaul sporting events. See the events on the campus map and add the events to your iPhone calendar.
  • Directory: Search for faculty and staff. Tap to call, e-mail, add them to your address book, or located them on the campus map.
  • Courses: Search for classes, find course descriptions, schedules, and tap to add to your favorite courses.
  • Maps: Find buildings for all DePaul city and suburb campuses, tap to see address, and use GPS to find your current location.
  • Favorites: Keep your favorite courses, events, and contacts all in one location for easy access from the app home screen.

Student Life Mobile

Student Life Mobile

This application (developed by DePaul University) allows you to register for events at DePaul University sponsored by Student Life.

COL player for iPad

COL Player for iPad

This application (developed By DePaul University CDM) is specifically designed for the Apple iPad and iPad 2. The application allows CDM students to download and view their COL lectures on their iPad. It can display all the same screens as the desktop players, such as the video from the lecture, the whiteboards, and the lecturer’s computer screen.

Android


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DePaul Mobile App

Android users can visit the Android Market and download the DePul Mobile App, which allows DePaul students to view Events, Course Information, Building Locations and directions as well as instructor contact information:

  • Upcoming / Past Events
  • Instructor Contact information and location
  • Course Information / Offered Sections
  • Personalized Schedule
  • Building Address / Location and Directions
  • Favorites stored for future references

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Apple iPads in the Classroom - Video and handouts posted

I have posted a short (15-minute) video with links and handouts to accompany the recent Technology Tuesday presentation on iPads in the Classroom.
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Technology Tuesdays: Apple iPads in the Classroom

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The next Technology Tuesdays presentation will take place on the 31st August. The focus this month is:

Apple iPads in the Classroom

The Apple iPad has been flying off the shelves in recent months. An estimated three million iPads were purchased in the first eighty days since the tablet computer launched in April. In this exciting session you will have the opportunity to discover how the iPad can be used at DePaul and in the classroom. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Wifi vs 3G
  • Presenting on an iPad using classroom projectors
  • DePaul e-mail integration
  • Connecting to DePaul’s wireless network
  • Educational applications
  • eBooks and eTextbooks
  • What works (and what does not work)
  • Remote connectivity (VNC)
  • Suggested accessories

To RSVP please visit this page.

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The iPad Cometh

My iPad arrived yesterday, and I am going to spend the next few weeks exploring the ways this device could be used to extend and enhance teaching and learning at DePaul. It is a pretty cool gadget, so I will be having plenty of fun along the way.

I am writing this whilst traveling to work on a moderately empty Brown Line El. The iPad's virtual (onscreen) keyboard isn't perfect, but it works fairly well. I'm using Apple's Pages App to compose copy, and the combination of predictive text and native spellchecking is keeping me on the straight and narrow.

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My list of required and desired outcomes is starting to form. So far I have:

Basic e-mail

  • e-mail
    • Calendar
    • Address book

Note: Following the DePaul iPhone instructions will allow you to access DePaul e-mail on the iPad

Presentation
  • Present basic Keynote/PowerPoint presentation
    • Present rich-media Keynote/PowerPoint presentation
    • Present movie clips
    • Present and annotate (underline, sketch, write text)
    • Record presentations (podcast and vodcast)

Creation
  • Create and edit text documents
    • Create and edit presentations
    • Create and exit podcasts
    • Basic editing of images
    • Export to PDF

Note: File sharing is possible with iWork Pages, but it gets a little cumbersome.

Social media
  • Tweet/Twitter
    • Post to blog
    • Skype

Note: Apples’s Camera Connection Kit seems to allow USB headsets and keyboard to work.

Microsoft Office
  • Create and edit Excel, Word and PowerPoint

PDF
  • Open and view PDF
    • Annotate PDF
    • Export/save annotations
    • Search for text

Note: iAnnotate PDF seems to work well here.

LMS
  • Access Blackboard and Desire2Learn
    • Post announcements/news
    • Post and respond on discussion board
    • Upload files
    • Download files
    • Grade

Web
  • Basic Web browsing
    • Access Web e-mail
    • View online video

Already I have been distracted by some of the cool ways to consume content on the iPad (I can watch streaming Netflix movies for example), but I am quietly confident that this device can be useful within the work environment.

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