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IPad™ Uses in the Classroom

Thursday, September 27 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

iPad™ Uses in the Classroom

The iPad™ offers endless possibilities for teaching and learning, but that doesn’t mean it is always the most effective tool. A faculty member’s purpose in using an iPad™ is the most significant factor in determining how successful its use will be in the classroom. Join us online as we discuss a framework to help you think about the potential of the iPad™ in your classroom effectiveness.

Target audience

This webcast is ideal for faculty, instructional designers and technologists, academic computing services personnel, and librarians who would like to learn effective uses of the iPad™.

Participate on your iPad

To participate in this webcast on your iPad™, simply download the free Adobe® Connect™ Mobile for iOS app for iPads™ from the App Store in advance. More specific instructions for iPad™ users will be provided shortly before the session.

Several iPads™ will be available for use on-site.


Classroom use

  • Various models
    • Check iPad™ out to students for semester
    • English, journalism, and digital storytelling
      • Process
      • Activities
      • Apps used
      • Pros and cons
      • Student/instructor satisfaction
  • Classroom and Project Use
    • Film School
    • Math instruction (paired with student Livescribe™ pens)
      • Process
      • Activities
      • Apps used
      • Pros and cons
      • Student/instructor satisfaction


  • When new versions come out
  • Buying and managing apps
  • Setting up accounts

What’s next

  • Google Chromebooks™


Amy Kenyon Campbell

Assistant Director, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University

Amy plans, implements, and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, and she manages personnel and other resources for the Center for Instructional Technology. Since Fall 2010, she and her colleagues have offered an iPad loaner program for Duke faculty, providing classroom sets of iPads for exploration and innovation in teaching and learning. Through these programs, many faculty and hundreds of students from across the university have been able to experiment with iPads and explore the impact of tablet-based computing in their classes. Amy’s other interests are in course and program design; curriculum mapping and assessment; engaging teaching strategies for student learning; and e-textbooks and open learning materials.


Vanessa Ross, CMP
Manager, Continuing Medical Education

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education office at 515-271-1541 or cme@dmu.edu prior to the activity.