Many of us have heard about the success of the iPad and competing tablets that seem to be coming to market everyday. Look around, more and more people are on their tablet devices while not on their iPhones or Androids. In fact, “17 million iPads were shipped in Q3 of 2012” (Apple). That is 44% more than the amount shipped in Q2! So what does this mean for education and for us here at the Convergence blog?
It means an active, engaged audience already exists and better yet, they are ready to learn! Continue reading
Are you interested in ‘Getting Started,’ ‘Branching Out’ or even in what is ‘On the Horizon’ with technology in education? Join the UCSF education community on November 14 and 15 for the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Educational Technology Conference for two full days of speakers, workshops and micro-skills sessions designed to improve instruction, curriculum and assessment in the classroom. The UCSF Library is partnering with the Kanbar Center, SAA Educational Technology Services, and the educational technology units in all the schools to put on this event. All UCSF faculty, students, staff, fellows and researchers are invited to attend!
Leading off the two day event is keynote speaker, Janet Corral, PhD, who will cover the implications of learning analytics for health sciences education. Continue reading