“The Duke Center for Instructional Technology is looking for ways to incorporate the iPad into the classroom, said Lynne O’Brien, director of academic technology and instructional services,” Sussman reports. “CIT plans to buy a number of iPads for faculty and students by this Fall. ‘We’re very interested in what the iPad might enable for education and research at the University.’ O’Brien said. ‘Duke is a leader in exploring the use of mobile devices with multimedia. I think we will do some kind of explorations with the iPad.'”
Sussman reports, “Members of the faculty can approach CIT with a research question and a plan to use the iPad in the classroom. If CIT approves the professor’s proposal, students will be provided with iPads to use in the course. After a semester, the professor must provide an evaluation of the device.”
“O’Brien said that so far, about eight to 10 faculty members have contacted CIT to learn more about the iPad,” Sussman reports. “‘I wouldn’t be surprised if in the Fall, we have at least half a dozen instructors doing some type of experiment with them over the course of the semester,’ she said.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sam I.” for the heads up.]