ihe 2014: 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education

In March, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to present a paper at the 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education. The presentation focussed on the research I have been facilitating with two senior lecturers from Initial Teacher Education (Anita Backhouse and Ian Wilson). The paper explored how iPads could be […]

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    BBC Radio 4 – My Teacher Is an App

    Presented by Sarah Montague, BBC Radio 4 have created a new three part series called ‘My Teacher Is an App’ that explores the changes in education being brought about by technology. York St John University staff and students can access the recordings using BoB (Box of Broadcasts). To listen to the recordings, click on the links below and […]

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      Building confidence and improving the presentation skills of International students

      Often International students arrive in the UK and don’t have the confidence to stand up and present in English, particularly when it is not their first language. Indeed, it can be a very daunting prospect for them. On a communication skills module delivered by tutors in YSJ International, the iPads were used to enhance the […]

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        iTeach @ YSJ

        On 13 December we hosted an event ‘iTeach @ YSJ: Case Studies on Using iPads for Learning, Teaching and Assessment’. It was really well attended by YSJ staff and students, and a colleague from a partner institution. A range of interactive sessions were led by 4 academic staff members from different faculties. We’ve seen a […]

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          iTeach @ YSJ: Case studies on using iPads for Learning, Teaching and Assessment

          13th December, 12.30 – 14.30 (Lunch provided) The Learning and Teaching Development Team are hosting an event to showcase the great work that is being done with iPads to enhance Teaching, Learning and Assessment at York St John University. This informal and interactive event is a great opportunity to engage with a growing YSJ community […]

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            App of the Week: Prezi

            What is it? Prezi  is a presentation creation app which allows you to create visual presentations online. What does it do? This app allows you to create, edit and share your prezis (providing there is internet connection). It is a lot more interactive and visual compared to PowerPoint Presentation which gives it a professional appearance. […]

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              App of the Week iThoughts HD

              What is it? This app is a mind- mapping tool for iPads. What does it do? Mind mapping allows you to organise ideas, thoughts and information in a sequential and visual way which could help many people in their studies. This app allows you to create task lists, brainstorm sketches, project plans, goal set notes, WBS, record course notes/ […]

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