iTeach, iDance: Using the iPad in the body-kinesthetic teaching context
Nathaniel Ostashewski, Athabasca University ; Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
This session explores a particular classroom application of the iPad and extends ongoing research on pedagogical applications of mobile multimedia databases in the physical education classroom. In this study, the researcher identified mobile small group demonstration capabilities and ease of video database access as key characteristics of the iPad as a teaching tool. The described uses include: leading demonstration and discussions, easy access to extension materials, and opportunities for scaffolding of learning materials. This research explores a specific application of the iPad mobile device in the classroom that is possible due to the device’s large screen format. It extends the research on a specific classroom application of a mobile device and points to other potential applications. Further research exploring the extension of this iPad application to other body-kinesthetic teaching contexts, such as the general physical education classroom, is needed.
Ostashewski, N. & Reid, D. (2010). iTeach, iDance: Using the iPad in the body-kinesthetic teaching context. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (pp. 730-732). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.