ERIC Number: EJ1077698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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How and Why Academics Do and Do Not Use iPads for Academic Teaching?
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n6 p1324-1332 Nov 2015
This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics completed a survey while 22 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Eleven interviewees reported that they used their iPads for teaching purposes and the SAMR model was employed to analyse these teaching uses. The other 11 interviewees stated that they did not use their iPads for teaching purposes and the reasons why these academics were not using their iPads are also explored in this paper. Formal pedagogical support and students' access to iPads were considered important by academics in order to use their iPads effectively for teaching.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom