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  • Kristopher 12:01 pm on November 3, 2011
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    Hello, I currently work for a company that (among other things) trains high numbers of the public and workplaces in standard skills.  The courses run from one to eight days.  The delivery model is basically a third-party delivery model where the participants are taught by training partners.  It would be challenging in this environment to […]

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    • Deb Giesbrecht 7:10 pm on November 3, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Wow! Sounds like you have lots of educational challenges in front of you.

      The mobility of the ipad is certainly one of its main pluses. This enables connection to others in all sorts of circumstances, providing support and the necessary flexibility and facilitation that you describe.

      Certainly the challenges are when third party partners are delivering the content to the end user – making control of the material and presentation difficult. The constant change of students combined with changing locations also factor in – but are surmountable if mobility devices are used. A great advantage of not only the ipad but others like the netbook as well.

      Thanks for your comments.

    • Allie 3:07 pm on November 4, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      That sounds *So Interesting*, Kristopher!! As I was imagining the conflict situations through which your (previous) learners are traveling and working, I couldn’t help but think that one really key part of the iPad is that it takes photographs… learners can share photographs which each other, but also that can be an important part of realtime feedback that they can provide to the instruction and facilitation teams.

  • ashleyross 10:21 am on November 3, 2011
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    Currently I do not have an iPad and personally, as of right now, anything that I would want to use the iPad for I can do on my android phone.  It’s not that I don’t see the benefits to an iPad, I know there is a lot, it’s just that as of right now in […]

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    • Angela Novoa 11:40 am on November 3, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Ashley,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yo have provided a different perspective in which iPad can be useful. I have not think that iPad could be useful for children with disabilities, so I find very interesting the information you have provided. You are right about its disadvantage: the cost of this device is an issue because it is not available to everyone.


    • Kristopher 12:40 pm on November 3, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Have you seen the app where three year olds can trace letters and learn to write? I am baffled.

      For me, in my life right now the iPad wouldn’t meet my needs. I need to be able to sit and be prepared to work the long haul on assignments and that requires a different, more economic setup. When I graduate (hopefully shortly!!), I would be much more prepared to go to an iPad. Something makes me think I should send the link of this page to my partner as a subtle hint. 🙂



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