iPad in Tertiary Education Seminars

Not long after the release of the iPad just over a year ago, Dr Tara Brabazon (Professor of Media Studies, University of Brighton) told us that “…for academics, the (iPad) platform enhances daily teaching and research. In an age when universities’ core functions are under threat, the gadget offers a vision disconnected from the crumbling teaching and learning experiences in our libraries and classrooms.”

Harsh words regarding teaching and learning, but a good prediction on how the iPad would develop to enhance academic life! The recent release of iPad 2 saw record sales to both staff and students. Apps and features continue to evolve. Trends such as eBooks have been a strong motivating factor for organisations to look at the technology. The University of Adelaide’s Science Faculty illustrated this when moving hundreds of first year students to iPads this year. (1)

This seminar will look at how institutions and students around the world are using iPad in teaching, learning, and research. It builds upon last years’ AUC seminar on Mobile Learning which was delivered to over 1,300 colleagues at Australian and New Zealand AUC member universities.

Various Apps will be demonstrated, case studies will be shared, and current research will be examined. Please join guest presenters at this free 90 minute seminar.


Registration is free and open to all University staff and students.

Register here.

Venues and Dates

City May 31st
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Napier G04, Napier Building. The University of Adelaide.
Adelaide May 31st
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Napier G04, Napier Building. The University of Adelaide.
Perth June 1st
3:00 – 4:30 pm
John Bloomfield lecture theatre (Rm1.02), Sports Science building (Bld 444), UWA.
Perth June 2nd
9:00 – 10:30 am
Lecture Theatre ML 3.101. Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus.
Hobart June 14th
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Centenary Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania.
Melbourne June 15th
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Casey Plaza, Swanston Street. RMIT University.
Melbourne June 16th
11:00 – 12:30 pm
Rotunda Lecture Theatre 3. Monash University, Clayton Campus.
Brisbane June 21st
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Theatre S05_2.04 (Central Lecture Theatre on Street Level), QCA. Griffith University, Southbank Campus.
Brisbane June 22nd
12.00 – 1.30pm
Senate Room, Brian Wilson Chancellery (Building 61 A), St Lucia, UQ.
Sydney June 23rd
12:00 -1:30 pm
Design Studio, UNSW Design Space . Level 5, Building. J17, School of Computer Science & Engineering. UNSW.
Sydney June 24th
12.00 – 1.30pm
Carslaw Lecture Theatre room 273, Carslaw Building, Eastern Ave, Camperdown Campus. The University of Sydney
Auckland July 12th
12:00 – 1:30 pm
City Campus Conference Centre – WA224B (enter off Wellesley Street), AUT University
Dunedin July 15th
10:30 – 12:00 pm
Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, University of Otago.
Newcastle July 19th
1:00 – 2:30 pm
GP201, GP Building, The University of Newcastle.
Darwin July 22nd
10:00 – 11:30 am
Building Red 1 Function Room (Red1.3.01). Casuarina Campus. Charles Darwin University.
Townsville July 25th James Cook University. Venue TBA
Rockhampton July 26th Central Queensland University. Venue TBA