Today is the day to return the iPads… Hope all students had a positive experience and found this trial useful… We shall release a questionnaire shortly.
Just started working on a new app that will be added to this project. The idea is to display lab info to students and allow students to find a free computer on any of our sites.
I am attending a lecture and I am viewing the slides in PDF that I retrieved via blackboard. I forgot my iPad so I use my iPod Touch. I didn’t have any PDF annotator, so I just downloaded neu annotate. It’s free and lets me view the PDF and annotate it! really good find!
Mark created a Posterous site for the student blogs. That’s a really good idea! Here’s my invite and the site details. Let’s hope we get some really good information there
Right, this week we have managed to get all the iPads out to the students in Life Sciences and Computer Science. All now have a £25 iTunes voucher to buy apps… and Blogging is starting… Personally, I have used my voucher to buy GoodReader (to read, store and organise documents), Pages (to edit documents) and Textastic (to write software code). These are apps that I would recommend. We have also recommended that the students get iAnnotate pdf and Blackboard Mobile.
Here’s a screen shot of Textastic:
Happy New Year
The students who received the iPads should now be familiar with the devices and the good news is that the iTunes vouchers have arrived We will give the vouchers to the students tomorrow and also contact the remaining level 6 students not yet taking part in the project. The students have also received emails regarding the blogging that they are expected to carry out. It was decided that the student blogs will be kept on Blackboard, with possible extracts published on the main iWestminster blog.
The team will also meet tomorrow 10.20am…
We have finally released the first batch of iPads to level 5 and level 6 students in the lunch break today Pictures coming up soon
We are getting ready to release the iPads to the level 5 and 6 students… We have written a contract that the students will have to sign… The students will blog on our university VLE (Blackboard) and a selection of blog posts will be posted here. We have also agreed to invite students with their own iPads to also take part in the project, which will allow us to have a greater sample for the study.
Well there have been many changes to jQuery Mobile since I developed the first iWestminster prototype (MiCourse). I believe that jQuery Mobile has reached a level where very few major changes should take place, so I believe it is time for me to rewrite some of my MiCourse and MiModule prototypes to make used of jQuery Mobile 1.0 RC2 (with 1st full release coming out fairly soon I would imagine).
The major changes will be the automatic Back button (whole new approach here) and the collapsibles which can have a background which will improve the application if used carefully. Will try to rewrite all that at the weekend