On Monday Neil and I ran a workshop as the title suggests “Talking about iPads” . Several schools within the institution have invested heavily in this technology putting pressure on academics to “make good use of them”.
The workshop covered a number of topics including current use, what technology are students using, horizon scanning, a number of app examples, and more. I also gave a short talk about iPads for Illustration.
The aim of the workshop was to promote discussion and sharing of practice between attendees, highlight the benefits and pitfalls of the iPad / Apple buy in, encourage development of platform neutral content and generally provide ideas on new ways the device could be used.