Proposal Title

Crossing the Mediterranean on iPads: Sink or Swim?

Proposal Abstract

This presentation will highlight a completed research project on a case study of an Italian culture course taught in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, which incorporated iPads into the curriculum. Course instructors and the college’s IT department worked closely to provide students with iPads that were pre-loaded with a wide variety of applications that offered interactive tools that encouraged cultural exposure and opportunities for students to interact with global partners. The class utilized a flipped classroom design to encourage student creativity and interaction in using the iPads. An institutionally approved questionnaire was developed that indicated the iPads helped improve student motivation, critical thinking, interest, understanding, excitement to learn, confidence in working with others, communication outside of the classroom, creativity, and organization. In addition, the iPads allowed students to develop new technology and presentation skills. This presentation will focus on providing instructional information about the use of iPads in the classroom, the unique experience of using iPads in this course, and a discussion on challenges encountered and student learning outcomes.

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Room 1220 B

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 9:00 AM Mar 26th, 9:45 AM

Crossing the Mediterranean on iPads: Sink or Swim?

Room 1220 B

This presentation will highlight a completed research project on a case study of an Italian culture course taught in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, which incorporated iPads into the curriculum. Course instructors and the college’s IT department worked closely to provide students with iPads that were pre-loaded with a wide variety of applications that offered interactive tools that encouraged cultural exposure and opportunities for students to interact with global partners. The class utilized a flipped classroom design to encourage student creativity and interaction in using the iPads. An institutionally approved questionnaire was developed that indicated the iPads helped improve student motivation, critical thinking, interest, understanding, excitement to learn, confidence in working with others, communication outside of the classroom, creativity, and organization. In addition, the iPads allowed students to develop new technology and presentation skills. This presentation will focus on providing instructional information about the use of iPads in the classroom, the unique experience of using iPads in this course, and a discussion on challenges encountered and student learning outcomes.