Creating authentic iPad activities to increase student engagement: A learning design approach.
Romana Martin, Nathaniel Ostashewski, Sonia Dickinson-Delaporte, Curtin University, Australia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes the design approach adopted for creating authentic iPad activities for use in classroom settings with the aim of increasing student engagement. The challenge of this task was to also ensure equity for learners by designing learning activities that can be completed with or without an iPad. A pilot implementation of the learning design approach in a classroom setting was received favorably and this has led to plans for a formal study trialing a range of learning designs. In theory, the results indicate that iPads can be used successfully for engaging students in authentic digital creation activities related to the content they are studying. In practice, a sequential process for the development of these learning activities was needed for implementation. A five-step approach for adapting traditional learning designs to include iPad activities is outlined.
Martin, R., Ostashewski, N. & Dickinson-Delaporte, S. (2013). Creating authentic iPad activities to increase student engagement: A learning design approach. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 249-253). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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