Wow, these really are great for class use...

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  1. milkmilklemonade

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    I'm trying to go paperless this semester, and I'm incredibly impressed with how the iPad integrates with my classes so far.

    An added benefit I didn't consider is I'm always the first one ready to leave now. I just flip the cover over, stand up, and I'm ready to go.

    Anyone else paperless and relying solely on their iPad as a student?


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    I'm going to be in a law review class this fall and a class requirement is to have an iPad with drop box or good reader, and an ebook version of the three law books we are using. The syllabus states that there will be no printouts and that all exams will be done via iPad.
     
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    Do you know how these exams will be given? Will you write something and email it in? Or is there a website to use?
     
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    Hi AQ_OC, what I understand is how the exams will work, the Prof has a PowerPoint test posted on the class screen and monitors. Students will receive a word doc with numbers and as each question is asked we put our answer on the word doc and at the end of the test, we send our answers back to the Prof for grading. This class is also available online so it has to work for online students too. Online students can view classes via Podcasts but they have to do their work on iPads and documents from the Prof.

    I can't wait to see how all this tech and teaching comes together.
     
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    That is interesting, Matt. Please let us know how this works. But is any of this something that actually requires an iPad?
     
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    No, iPad not required. Any tablet or netbook that does not require an electric wall outlet in class. Must have wifi or Internet connection.
     
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    I graduated from college two months after the original iPad came. I can't decide if it would have been an asset or a distraction for me in class. I can absolutely say that it would have been nice to not carry around all those text books.
     
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    Thought it was weird when you originally said an iPad was required and that all exams were going to be done on iPad. I can see profs wanting to go digital, but requiring any specific tablet sounds unreasonable. The post strained credibility.
     
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    Good grief! What a ...never mind.

    On second thought, it occurred to me that you, Kay(3), do not understand course requirements for attending post graduate level classes in the USA? Professors are permitted to dictate the environment and the requirements in order for a student to attend their class. The catch word is "compatible".

    According to the course requirements: "Students are required to have an Apple iPad compatible device with the app GoodReader (or equivalent), a registered University student email address, and have wifi access." Further instructions indicate that "there will be no access to external power sources and it is recommended that students have fully charged their Apple iPad while attending class sessions".
     
    #10 MattIM, May 26, 2012
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