- Online Learning
- Tech Tuesdays
- D2L Daylight
- 10 Hacks & Gadgets
- How Students Cheat with Technology
- The Collaboratory
- Mini Studio
- 3D Printing
- Leap Motion, Chromebooks, and Chromecast
- Windows Surface Pro
- iPad Lecture Capture
- Wacom Cintiq
- Android Pendrives and the Raspberry Pi
- Blogging For Faculty
- Technology Tools
- XanEdu and CoursePacks Copy
- Library Timesavers
- Google Wave
- Sansa Clip and NetBooks
- Livescribe Pulse
- Who Watches The Bloggers?
- Class Recording
- Second Life
- Vyew and Camtasia
Keith Mountin (Apple Systems Engineer) has provided a series of links and resources that accompanied his presentation, these can be found on his website but the links to the documents are reproduced here:
- Sue and Chad’s Preso
- List of vetted Accessibility Apps: iOS Applications.xlsx
Keith also mentioned Inkling and XanEDU in the presentation. Faculty can download free of charge one Inkling ebook for evaluation purposes. Personally, I am very impressed with their version of "Marketing Management" by Kottler and Keller - the ebook is well designed, with quizzes (pre- and post-tests), video, and more. I recommend looking at this product.
To request an evaluation copy of the book of your choice please visit this site:
We have a relationship with XanEDU. Robert Cook is our sales representative, and presented at a Tech Tuesday earlier this year. If you are interested in using XanEDU's materials in your classes, you can contact Robert at:
Notes from My Original iPad Presentation
Wifi vs 3G
From my perspective, most DePaul faculty and staff will be content with a WiFi iPad rather than the more expensive 3G iPad.
Presenting on the iPad with a classroom projector
Most applications on the iPad will not present on a projector. You will need a VGA adapter (projector) or an AV cable (television) to share your display.
The applications that I know that work with an external display are:
DePaul E-mail integration
The Calendar, E-mail and Contacts applications on the iPad will integrate with DePaul's systems. This functionality is not supported by DePaul or the helpdesk, but I have not encountered any difficulty on my iPad.
To set up these services, simply follow the DePaul iPhone instructions.
Connecting to DePaul's wireless network
iPads will work well on DePaul's wireless network. Follow the iPhone instructions here.
There is a plethora of educational applications for the iPad. A complete list can be found here.
eBooks and eTextbooks
The iBooks application on the iPad supports ePub and PDF. Additionally, iWork Pages will export to the ePub format.
Book publishers are starting to release eTextbook applications for the iPad. CourseSmart (www.coursesmart.com) is a notable example.
What works (and what does not)
- Long battery life
- Instant “on”
- Secondary Display (Air Display)
Remote connectivity (VNC)
iTeleport is my recommendation for a VNC application. iTeleport will allow you to remotely control your office PC or Mac.