iPads in Higher Education – Faculty Learning Communities at Indiana University

I’ve reported on iPad projects and pilots at colleges and universities in previous posts. Indiana University is approaching the integration of iPads through Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs). The primary goal of an FLC is to explore best practices in teaching and learning. Each FLC has eight faculty and three FLCs are working on iPad integration. These 24 faculty will share iPad kits of 25 iPads per kit. Faculty and students will use the iPads to explore their role and value in teaching and learning. Faculty are supported by IT and staff from centers for teaching and learning. FLC members meet every two weeks to discuss their experiences and will produce a report in January 2011 on findings from the Fall 2010 term. A final report on FLC findings is due June 2011.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy