You are here:

iPod, iPhone, and now iPad: The evolution of multimedia access in a mobile teaching context

, Athabasca University, Canada ; , The Education Society, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The problem presented in this poster session is “How can a multimedia database be easily used as a teaching tool in the classroom?” This poster presents the iPad as a mobile handheld delivery tool for multimedia database components. Teaching strategies which utilize the iPad as a teaching tool benefit from several key affordances over previous iPod generations: easy of interaction (touch screen), increased screen size, controllable multimedia playback, significant volume, and various data collection capabilities. The teaching strategy described in this poster is the leading of mobile small group demonstrations using finely controlled multimedia playback. An overview of the process required to easily create a multimedia database on an iPad is presented as a critical component of successful use. This poster session describes a specific application of the iPad in the classroom and further research needs to explore iPad data collection capabilities to extend the use into other educational contexts.


Ostashewski, N. & Reid, D. (2010). iPod, iPhone, and now iPad: The evolution of multimedia access in a mobile teaching context. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2862-2864). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 18, 2019 from .


View References & Citations Map


  1. Ally, M. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University Press.
  2. Kervin, L., Reid, D., Vardy, J., & Hindle, C. (2006). A Partnership for iPod Pedagogy: Using the technology of millennial learners across educational contexts, Paper published at the 23th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, (pp. 419-422).
  3. Maag, M. (2006). IPod, uPod? An emerging mobile learning tool in nursing education and students' satisfaction. In Who's learning? Whose technology? Proceedings ASCILITE 2006 (pp. 483-492). Sydney: Sydney University
  4. Reid, D., Kervin, L., Vardy, J., & Hindle, C. (2006). We've got the iPods, but where do we start? The story of two grade 4 teachers. Paper published at the Mobile Learning 2006, Dublin, Ireland, (pp. 218-221).
  5. Song, Y. (2007). Educational uses of handheld devices: What are the consequences? TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 51(5), 38-45.
  6. Vardy, J., Kervin, L., & Reid, D. (2007). IPods and podcasting technologies to support talking and listening experiences of grade 4 students. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 15(3), 57-70.

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake in the references above, please contact

View References & Citations Map

Cited By

  1. Combining iPads and slowmation: Developing digital storytellers in an early learning environment

    Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group, Canada; Erin Reid, Royal Roads University, Canada; Nathaniel Ostashewski, Curtin University, Australia

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1539–1543

  2. iRead and iLearn: Utilizing iOS Applications in Children’s Literature

    Lucy Bush & Jeffrey Hall, Mercer University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2731–2733

  3. iPads and Digital Storytelling: Successes and Challenges With Classroom Implementation

    Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group, Canada; Nathaniel Ostashewski, Athabasca University, Canada

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1661–1666

  4. The iPad as mobile teaching device: multimedia database access in a classroom context

    Nathaniel Ostashewski, Athabasca University, Canada; Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group, Canada; Marcia Ostashewski, University of Washington/Cape Breton University, Canada

    Global TIME 2011 (Feb 22, 2011) pp. 49–53

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact