This research project focuses on how academics use their iPads for academic practices. I am turning the spotlight on myself on how I use my institutional-issued iPad for academic practices and also which apps I use.
(1) Teaching and Learning: I don’t teach at the moment so I don’t use my iPad for the design and delivery of teaching. I have however just bought the Keynote app for my iPad (£6.99) and the Keynote remote app for my iPhone (£0.69) with the intention of designing and delivering future presentations using the iPad. I also had to buy the iPad VGA adapter (£25) to connect the device with any projector. I plan to watch some Youtube videos for best practice tips on using the two keynote apps. I am aware you can transfer your PowerPoint slides via iTunes into your Keynote app for the iPad which is handy so I don’t have to start the design process from scratch. I have been to a few recent presentations where the presenters used their iPads to deliver their presentations and it looked good.
I do use the Timer+ app on my iPad during conference presentations as a presentation timer. I set up my iPad facing me so that I can keep track of how much time I have left on the clock. I have not exceeded my allocated presentation time since I started using the Timer+ app on my iPad. Continue reading Reflections: How I use my iPad for academic practices