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CEHD iPad Initiative

Faculty and student with iPadIn fall 2011, the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) began the second year of a mobile learning pilot initiative to examine how iPads could be used for teaching and learning. As in the first year of the initiative, iPads were distributed to the entire incoming first-year class (438 students), at no cost to the students. The project was funded by private donation. Participation in the pilot was voluntary and students could keep their iPad until they left the college. While 2012 is the last year of the pilot, the initiative will continue for all CEHD freshmen.

Twenty-seven CEHD instructors who teach First Year Experience courses chose to participate—agreeing to incorporate the iPad into their curriculum. Most of these instructors are in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning. CEHD’s Academic and Information Technology Services distributed iPads to students and instructional staff, provided student training and instructor professional development, and evaluated the project. Evaluators from Postsecondary Teaching and Learning and the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute contributed to the initiative’s research and evaluation component.

Year Two

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Year One

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This article first appeared in Connect, the magazine of the College of Education and Human Development.
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