Discussion 2 – Market for Self-Paced and Individualised Learning

In teaching College Mathematics, I think the use of the ipad would greatly enhance students’ interaction in self-paced individualized learning as well as working with applications that target specific areas for development. The use of the whiteboard app would be very useful as lessons could be shown in situ and then archived for retrieval and review by students at their own pace, anywhere, anytime, given the online access and storage.

A potential disadvantage within the classroom of ipad use would be an issue of interoperability. For example, in the area of instructional design and development and the generation and viewing of educational content. Consistency in educational content across platforms may be compromised. Also, not all content, for example flash media, can be viewed on an ipad.



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