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Blog posts related to CLL funded project.

iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club @ UoH

Image source: @olaojo15
Image source: @olaojo15

The first ever University of Huddersfield ‘iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club’ held this week was a success.

Feedback from one of the attendees provided in Yammer the following day was

 “This was a really good event, well worth attending – and the carrot cake was nice too.”

25 colleagues booked to attend the event and 17 showed up. It seems that colleagues are really busy at this time of the year. Most of the attendees were iPad users and there were 2 Android users as well. A colleague who didn’t own any tablet device came to the event because he was planning to get his own iPad soon and was eager to learn more about the device. Continue reading iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club @ UoH

Southampton’s iPad (& Alternative Devices) Coffee Club

Image credit: Tamsyn Smith
Image credit: Tamsyn Smith

I travelled to the University of Southampton last week to attend the Centre for Innovation in Technologies and Education (CITE)’s iPad (& Alternative Devices) Coffee Club which was co-facilitated by Fiona Harvey and Tamsyn Smith.  I am piloting a similar scheme at the University of Huddersfield (UoH) this academic year because the BJET project findings revealed that UoH colleagues were struggling to maximise the use of their iPads for academic practices. There is a demand for institutional support to help them gain the knowledge and skills needed to use their tablets effectively. I believe that the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club is a great informal way to support colleagues’ effective use of their iPads. Continue reading Southampton’s iPad (& Alternative Devices) Coffee Club

iPad Sharemeet

Image (c) olaojo15
Image (c) olaojo15

I organised an iPad Sharemeet a few weeks ago and 35 colleagues attended it. This was one of the largest staff attendance numbers we have had for a staff development session organised by the Teaching and Learning Institute(TALI). This event was organised to create awareness for the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club project (a CLL project funded by the HEA). You can get more information about this project in this page and post. The staff attendance figures for the iPad Sharemeet and a previous dissemination event on the BJET iPad project findings confirm that University of Huddersfield colleagues are keen to learn how to use and maximise their iPads for work purposes. This is a reason why I am optimistic that the iPad (and other tablets) coffee club events (x3) will be well attended. Continue reading iPad Sharemeet

iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club

Image source: @NickyColman
                                                  Image source: @NickyColman

A lot has happened since I l did my last blog post. The project had its second and final SG meeting a couple of weeks ago. The feedback from SG members has helped clarify my thinking about how to take the project forward – more on this in a future post.

The focus of this post is share a bit about my BJET spin-off project. I received a small Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) project grant from the HEA to pilot the iPad (and other devices) Coffee Club at the University of Huddersfield (UoH) during the 2013/14 academic year. This is based on a successful scheme developed at the University of Southampton. My plan is to do three events in 2013/14 – one per academic term. Continue reading iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club