Colleagues on the iPad Coffee Club (Audio)

I interviewed four colleagues about the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club and they were happy for me to use clips of their interviews to promote the Coffee Club. These audio clips reveal that the Coffee Club at the University of Huddersfield is having a positive impact on colleagues.

I was keen to get diverse views on the Coffee Club  from a cross-section of colleagues with different roles in the University.  Continue reading Colleagues on the iPad Coffee Club (Audio)

iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club Session Stats: 2013-15

Coffee Club Stats

I have organised and facilitated 8 iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club session between 2013 and 2015. 110 unique staff members have attended these sessions – an average of 13 attendees per session. There were 38 male attendees and 72 female attendees. The largest number of attendees for a session was 19 and the lowest was 6 (fire alarm interrupted session). Continue reading iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club Session Stats: 2013-15

Academic Librarians and iPads Project

iPad screen

A few years ago, I researched how academics at the University of Huddersfield used their iPads for academic practices { teaching, research and administrative tasks}. This research study was funded by the British Educational Research Association {BERA} and its key findings were published in the British Journal of Educational Technology {BJET} – Volume 46, Number 6 issue. You can also watch the short animation video below about the project’s findings. Continue reading Academic Librarians and iPads Project

May iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club

Image source: Olaojo Aiyegbayo
Image source: Olaojo Aiyegbayo

I facilitated a Coffee Club session last Tuesday which 14 colleagues attended. The attendees were mainly academics, subject librarians and learning technologists.  I decided to do something different during this session. Coffee Club attendees were given paper slips and asked to write down their three favourite apps which they use for work-related purposes other than Mail, Calendar and Dropbox. Attendees were divided into three groups and had to share their three apps with their group members. I captured each group’s apps on a flip chart during the feedback stage of the session. This list of apps can be found below. Continue reading May iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club

iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club Promotional Tactics

Image source:  MIKI Yoshihito (´・ω・)
                                                                   Image source: MIKI Yoshihito (´・ω・)

This post is about the how I promote the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club events to colleagues at the University of Huddersfield.

All the colleagues who have ever booked to attend a Coffee Club session are sent a promotional email notifying them of the upcoming Coffee Club event. There are currently about 100 people on this mailing list and this is my most effective promotional tool. Continue reading iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club Promotional Tactics

MARCH IPAD (AND OTHER TABLETS) COFFEE CLUB

Image by Jane Gaffikin
                                                                                 Image by Jane Gaffikin

 

I facilitated another iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club session yesterday; the third one for this academic year. 15 colleagues attended the session. Some of the apps mentioned at the event included:

Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) – teaching observation app developed by Newcastle University staff

Paper – drawing app

Timer+ – timer app which can be used for presentations

Scannable – scanning app

Camscanner – another scanning app

Edtech Teacher – iPad teaching video tutorial app for schools but some tutorials could be customised for University teaching.

I also got Coffee Club attendees to share the following apps via Padlet. Continue reading MARCH IPAD (AND OTHER TABLETS) COFFEE CLUB

BERA and HEA funded projects on academics’ use of iPads

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