iPad Project

In the fall of 2011, the Office of the Provost provided funding for an iPad pilot project.  Three faculty members had the opportunity to distribute a number of iPads to their students to use throughout the initial semester.  As of Spring 2016, a total of 65 faculty have participated in this project.

Each semester, faculty may apply to participate in this project.  The CTLT will email faculty each semester to inform them of how and when to apply to participate in this project.  Participants in this project are asked to provide a formal presentation to all faculty the following semester.

Below is a video of the most current presentations describing how these faculty integrated iPads into their classrooms. Archived presentations from previous semesters are located at the right.

iPad Project Archives

iPad Project Archives
  • Fall 2011
  • Spring 2012
  • Fall 2012
  • Spring 2013
  • Fall 2013
  • Spring 2014
  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2015

This initial "pilot" group included three faculty.  They presented their findings to campus the following semester.

  • Ann George, Teaching and Leadership
  • Irene Zegar, Chemistry
  • Chris Huitt, Graphics and Imaging

Ann George - "Lessons Learned from the Use of i-Pad Technology to Meet Practicum Requirements" 

The purpose of this presentation is to describe a pilot project that implemented i-Pad technology to achieve practicum requirements. During the Fall 2011 semester, seven practicum students were assigned University i-Pads that they used to complete assignments, instruct students, video lessons and participate in instructional coaching sessions. As a result of this project, many lessons were learned and these experiences will be shared with attendees. A simulated instructional coaching session, using face-time technology, will also be demonstrated along with examples of i-Pad, i-Pod and i-Phone touch apps that can be used for differentiating instruction.

Irene Zegar - iPads in the Chemistry Classroom

Chris Huitt - "Ipad Pilot Project: Connecting the Classroom" 

Review of student experiences using the iPad in their university classes. 24 students were issued iPads for a semester and observed on how well they could use them in all of their classes. Discussion will be on the most beneficial apps and software for both viewing and creating content for the iPad. Survey results and overall observations discussed, along with future applications in the classroom.

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology hosted a panel presentation on Wednesday, December 5, featuring faculty who deployed iPads to students in the spring of 2012.  The faculty presenting included:

  • Cris Elliott, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Dick Herling, Technology and Workforce Learning
  • James Oliver, Art
  • Brenda Roberts, Teaching and Leadership
  • Cynthia Woodburn, Mathematics

The faculty who participated in the iPad Project Program in the Fall of 2012 are:

  • Daniel Zurek, Biology
  • Jamie McDaniel, English
  • Akram Taghavi-Burris, Graphics and Imaging Technologies
  • Marti York, Teaching and Leadership
  • Amber Tankersley, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Hazel Coltharp, Math

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology invites you to attend an iPad Project Presentation Brown Bag on Wednesday, October 23, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Hartman Hall Room 332A.

The following instructors will be presenting about their projects:

  • Troy Comeau, Communication
  • Jamie Oliver, Art
  • Brenda Roberts, Teaching and Leadership
  • Brian Sandford, Technology and Workforce Learning

Bring your lunch and join us as your colleagues share interesting projects experienced by their students through this iPad Project. There is no pre-registration for this event. Please attend when you can.

The following instructors presented on how they implemented iPads in their classes during the Fall 2013 semester.

  • Cheryl Giefer "Facetime for Clinicals"  epocrates app
  • Brenda Roberts "Facetime for Student Teachers"
  • David Gordon "Collecting Ecological Data"
  • Erik Mayer "Investigations in Technology: Robotics Officers" Labview app
  • Jamie McDaniel "How-To Series" Sample "Building an Effective Flyer for Your Student Organization"
  • Brian Sandford "iPad in the Classroom:Technical Construction Spanish for the Jobsite Supervisor"
  • Neal Schmidt Go-rillas experiential parameters

The following instructors participated in the iPad Project in the spring of 2014.

  • Cynthia Huffman, Math
  • Laura Washburn, English
  • Troy Comeau, Communications
  • Brian Sandford, Technology and Workforce Learning
  • Cheryl Giefer, Nursing
  • Ben Tayo, Physics
  • Jamie McDaniel, English
  • Brenda Roberts, Teaching and Leadership
  • Neal Schmidt, Biology

Several shared their use of iPads with faculty on December 4, 2014 in the CTLT as shown in the video below.

Several instructors participated in the iPad Project in the fall of 2014.  They presented their findings in April 2015.  Below is the title of their presentation and a few apps that they implemented in their classes.

  • Dan Zurek “iPads in Principles I Course” (apps: Zotero, Endnote)
  • Jamie McDaniel “Using iPads in Document Design & Digital Literacies” (apps: iMovie, Garage Band)
  • Denise Bertoncino “iPads in IND 315: Studio I (apps: Trace, Paper, Sketchboard Pro)
  • Karl Kunkel “Flipping the Classroom” (apps: Canvas, Voice memos, Garage bands, Nearpod, Dropbox, Good Reader, Speed Grader, Safari)
  • Neil Snow “Use of iPads with BIOTA of North America in Plant Taxonomy “ (BIOL 548)
  • Cheryl Giefer “Incorporating iPad Clinical Site Visits in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program in a Regional University Located in a Rural Community”
  • Cynthia Huffman “iPad Pilot Project Report for Applied Algebra MATH 863”


Below are the faculty who participated in the iPad Project in the Spring of 2015. They presented their findings in December of 2015.

The following instructors who used iPads in their Spring 2015 classes will be presenting about their projects:

  • Michelle Hudiburg, Teaching and Leadership and Mike Neden, Technology and Workforce Learning
  • Cheryl Giefer, Nursing
  • Troy Anderson, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Rion Huffman, Graphics and Imaging Technologies
  • Christel Benson, Graphics and Imaging Technologies

Faculty who participated in the iPad Project in the fall of 2015 shared their experiences on February 24, 2016 in the CTLT.

  • Julie Allison, Psychology & Counseling
  • Daniel Zurek, Biology
  • Tracy Rampy, Teaching & Leadership
  • Cheryl Giefer, Nursing
  • Jamie McDaniel, English