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December, 2010:

Check out the Digital Media Lab!

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Want to create media? Then come visit the Digital Media Lab! The 24 iMac stations contain professional-level media software as well as on-site tutors during open-lab hours. The DML is located in UW2-121 next to the QSC and Writing Center.

Institutions using iPad note that iPad good for “lightweight tasks”

Students iPad

Students experimenting with iPads (Inside Higher Ed/Houston CC)

After a semester of testing out iPads, early reports are detailing how iPads have been useful in browsing websites and e-mail and other generally lightweight tasks. Feedback from students found that about half used the device more for entertainment while the rest tended to use the iPad as a supplemental tool in the classroom rather than something that replaced textbooks and laptops.

Read more at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/12/22/college_students_test_drive_the_apple_ipad

iPad use Increasing in Higher Education

As reported in a recent Campus Technology article, the use of iPads has been increasing in higher education institutions. A continually updated list of colleges and universities along with other industries using the iPad is maintained by ZDNet bloggers at http://ipadpilots.k12cloudlearning.com/. Although initially approached with some skepticism regarding its use in education, it seems that more institutions are adopting iPads for use not just as an experimental tool but for classes as well.