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August Workshops

Apple Technology Workshop

Thursday, August 14, from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm in Walb 114

Why Mobility Matters

The massive increase in digital content in the past decade is having a profound impact on the quality and cost of higher education. Electronic textbooks, MOOCs, Apps, and new workflows are creating educational opportunities that simply did not exist just a few years ago. This is not about technology fads or the latest gadgets. This is about facing the challenges and maximizing the possibilities of a connected classroom. In addition to exploring the dynamics of a mobility-based education paradigm, we will examine the practical implementation strategies to improve learning opportunity.

Dr. Jon Landis is the US Development Executive with Apple Inc. He is a former professor in the College of Education from Millersville University where he was the graduate coordinator of the Leadership Program and the Coordinator of the CyberSafe Institute. Jon holds his Ph.D. in Sociology, a Masters degree in Education Leadership, and a B.S. in Chemistry. He has served as a chemistry instructor, principal, curriculum director, and IT Director. Dr. Landis speaks nationally on the opportunities associated with mobile technology in education.

This session is open to all faculty and will be a great introduction on how to further leverage specific Apple technologies to support or further your teaching and learning goals. A special emphasis will be on using iPad apps to foster critical thinking and improve student writing, as well as easily creating and self-publishing course materials. The breakout sessions will be hands-on. For those of you who want to expand your use of Apple technology this is a very good opportunity to achieve that goal. We hope you will plan to attend.

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote
    Why Mobility Matters by Dr. Jon Landis, Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Break
  • 9:45 am - 11:00 am - Using Apps and Mobile Computing to Transform Writing Assignments by Samantha Birk, Associate Director for Instructional Technologies, CELT, IPFW
  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
  • 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Creating Content and Self-publishing with iAuthor by Mary Ann Fricker, Apple Education, Apple, Inc.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and the Mastodon Tech Center (provided by Follett)

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