iPEP: The iPad Exploration Project
Loyola Marymount University launched the iPad Exploration Project (iPEP) to encourage faculty to creatively investigate the potential pedagogical uses of the iPad in higher education. This project is cross-discipline, collaborative, and based on pedagogical foundations. From October 2010 to March 2011, 30 faculty participants will collaborate on leveraging their subject matter expertise with the iPad's potential as a teaching and learning device.
iPEP intended to investigate the following questions:
- What are the potential uses of the iPad in higher education?
- What is the usability of the iPad including reading, writing, communicating, and creating content?
- How might iPad's apps be used to support teaching and learning in a course?
- If you had a classroom set of iPads, what impact would that make?
- And exploration of other topics related to iPad (and mobile devices) in the classroom.
The participating faculty attended face to face meetings and bi-weekly online exchanges to share information and capture their learning experiences with the iPad. They also have an opportunity to teach in a newly constructed technology-enhanced classroom in Spring 2011 with a class set of 25 iPads so that they immediately apply what they learned in the pilot program in a real classroom setting.
To view additional information, use the links below:
- A brief chart of all 30 faculty members' initial ideas for the iPad Exploration Project: Initial Goals
- The white paper summarizing the results of the project: iPEP Talk: Pedagogical Conversations from The iPad Exploration Project
- Participants' final presentation videos on iTunes U
- An introductory video that captures some of our faculty participants' initial plans for using the iPad in teaching and learning (below):