Multitasking – Do You Need to Quit Apps on Your iPad? Sound Advice from a Pro.

I’ve written about Fraser Speirs and his work six times since starting the iPad Academy blog, including meeting with him and two informative interviews about his work. Fraser is a pioneer with iPads in education, fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, and one smart guy.

During my introductory iPad workshops, I cover fast app switching and multitasking on the iPad. I’m often asked and always address whether you need to stop all those apps you find on the multitasking bar. My answer is you don’t need to end these recently used apps. The exception would be an app such as Skype, which tends to remain active in the background. However, my explanation of why can’t compare to the explanation Fraser gives us in a recent post on his blog. If you want to truly understand multitasking on iOS devices, read his detailed description. He also offers a video of his research into this topic.

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