In May 2012, ITS announced new iPad loaner programs.
For faculty who are interested in exploring the use of iPads in connection with their courses. Our intent is to enable you to explore ways of improving the learning / research environment for your students. There are initially ten iPads in the loaner pool.
Current faculty use and feedback
There are currently 10 faculty members using the loaner units. Each month, faculty are asked to post their reflections about using the iPad to a blog.
Call for proposals for spring 2013
Proposals for five units available for use during the spring 2013 semester will be solicited in mid-November. Applications will be reviewed by representatives of the library, ITS, and the Dean of Faculty.
The criteria/questions we use to evaluate the proposals are as follows:
A small pool of five iPads will be made available to faculty or staff on a first-come, first served basis for short term use (up to two weeks) e.g., for use during conference travel, or just to try out. The goal of this short term loan is to expose employees to new tablet technology and different ways of thinking about the uses of technology. This program will also help in the exploration and identification of good apps.