Apple Initiative and Digital Pathways Shannon Bookout, Matthew Heywood and Tracy Little From the Apple Steering Committee Office of Academic Affairs: Dr. Jack Cooley Distance Learning Dean: Faculty Fellows Academic Council: Digital Learning Committee DEIS: Distance Education & Instructional Support Distance Learning Leads • Student Success • Student Preparedness • Faculty Preparedness • Peer Mentoring Team • Closed Captioning • Quality Matters • AQR • Training • Common Course Structure Mandate Digital Pathways TLTR: Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable • Active & Mastery Learning • Learning Object Initiative • ALO, ELO, ILO • Digitizing Courses • LOC: Lifelong ….. Course • Dual Enrollment • Straight-A Grant • Textbook Affordability • iBook Process Task Force • ACCT program pilot • Apple Steering Committee • Apple Initiative • iBooks • iTunes U • Professional Development • Blended Learning Digital Pathways at Columbus State enables faculty to create state-of-the-art educational materials and employ interactive delivery methods that enhance student engagement and success. Digital Pathways Focus is a strong collaboration with the Distance Education and Instructional Design (DEIS) Team and faculty. Focus is on student success and incorporating new technology into the classroom, not because its new, but because it enhances learning Focus is on a real understanding of how students learn in the 21st century Focus is on using technology as an interactive tool Helps Faculty focus on Active, Mastery and Engaged Learning Digital Pathways Decade after Decade Columbus State has been both innovative and adaptive to student learning – a leader in technology since 1997. Digital Pathways: Apple Initiative Decade after Decade Apple has been committed to helping provide the tools to enhance education. Digital Pathways: Apple Initiative Collaboration between Columbus State and Apple The Apple Initiative is part of the larger focus on Digital Pathways How did this collaboration come about? The History and Background The Apple Steering Committee Apple Initiative What does this collaboration provide for Columbus State and Columbus State Faculty? Apple Professional Development Opportunity/Training Use of iPad for course content development Use of iPad for teaching in the classroom Use of iPad for classroom management and sharing of information Itunes U Presence for Columbus State iBooks Author Opportunities for Columbus State faculty Apple Initiative - Contacts Apple Steering Committee Tom Erney (Dean DEIS) Carol Thomas (VP Information Technology) Bruce Massis (Director Columbus State Library) Jason LaMar (DEIS and Apple Trainer/Contact at CSCC) Shannon Bookout (Faculty Fellow Distance Learning) Matthew Heywood (Textbook Affordability Co-Chair) Ann Palazzo (Faculty Fellow Distance Learning) Tracy Little (Academic Council Coordinator) Teddi Lewis Hottop (Project Manager) Apple Initiative Apple Initiative is still in early phase of development First two cohorts of faculty went through over the summer and a third is scheduled for this month. Have two iBooks pilots in the works Researching ways to get iPads into the hands of students What is iTunes U? Apple’s Education/Academic Sharing Space Content Collection/ repository of materials Can be made public or private Can be set as an “in-session” course with dates that certain assignments are made and information appears. Can also be set as just available (not in session) so viewers can work through material as time permits. iTunes U Allows for an alternative way for students to view course materials and may allow for greater student access Can allow faculty to showcase a part of their course, or a course sample for the public Public face of the college and our academic programs Example iBooks Author Multi-media interactive educational experience Publish in iTunes Store Faculty Authorship Textbook Affordability Can be used for small handouts, assignments, or actual book chapters.. Example Apple Initiative – Want to get involved? New Application process to go through the Apple Professional Development training New Application process to author an iBook for a course Establishing a process to get courses posted on iTunes U. Establishing an Apple “work center” in the DEIS and library and providing copyright information and research support.