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iPads in the Classroom


As publishers embrace the eText Book market and with the growing popularity of the iPads we hope to offer our faculty the opportunity to teach with some of these new tools using new pedagogies that will enhance teaching and learning but also make it more affordable for students to purchase or have access to text books.

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iPad in the Classroom Program

Call for Proposals:  Currently Closed

Program Participants:  Professors: Brian Rogan, Marc Prou, Amy Todd,Cat Mazza, David Patterson, Mark Pawlak, Rebecca Romanov, 
Victoria Kingsley, Susan Mraz, Janet Stewart, David Patterson

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Although the program is currently closed, interested faculy may contact to receive information about a possible second
call for proposals.

IT, Division of Education Technology and the Joseph P. Healey Library announce an opportunity for faculty to submit a proposal to use iPads to enhance their teaching during Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. Interested faculty must submit a proposal to by May 22, 2012 describing how they would use the unique features of the iPad in their academic discipline.  Eight faculty will be selected to receive an iPad loan.

Proposal Form and Agreement
The Proposal Form and Agreement is available for downlod as a PDF form. To download this, right click the link and select "Save Link As..." iPad_Application1.pdf

IT, Digital Learning Studio and Healey Library consultants are available to meet with faculty prior to the proposal deadline to discuss your project proposal, recommend apps and app bundles, or assist you with the selection of published eBooks you will use in your course. Faculty members teaching in Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013 are eligible for the program.  Contact: or to request to meet with a consultant.

Proposal Categories
The Committee is soliciting project proposals in four general areas, but any innovative project that supports teaching and learning will be considered eligible:

1. iPad as a Teaching Tool - Get an iPad to use in the classroom as a digital white board, a presentation tool or using any of the other 500,000+ iPad apps. 
Two faculty recipients, one iPad each.

2. iPad as a Learning Tool - Deploy a mobile cart of iPads to your classroom for student use as individuals, pairs or in groups, depending on class size.
Two faculty recipients, one iPad each
One mobile cart with fifteen student iPads, shared by two professors  
Selection of any of 500,000 apps for faculty and student iPads

3. iBooks Author - Create your own eBook. Work with Digital Learning Studio  staff to create an eBook with Apple’s iBooks Author or any other ePub app. Learn more at
Two faculty recipients, one iPad each
Selection of any of 500,000 apps for faculty and student iPads

4. iPad as an eBook for Course - Adopt an eBook as your course textbook and have two-four  iPads available for your students on Healey Library Reserve for the semester
Two faculty recipients, one iPad each
Two-four iPads available at Healey Library Reserve for student use
Selection of eBook adopted for your course available on iPads

Project Timeline: Important Events

Program announcement April 20, 2012
Program proposals due May 29, 2012   
Participants notified July 7, 2012
Luncheon for participants Fall, 2012 and Spring 2013 (TBA)
Participant presentations or reports End of Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 TBA
Return iPad Within two weeks of the end of the semester in which iPad was used.

Questions?  Contact DLS staff (Mary Simone) at 617-287-5969 or
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