I just came back from covering a workshop at Northeast Mississippi Community College in which staff members discussed ways they are using technology in their classrooms.
Much of the conversation centered around iPhones and iPads. Instructors spoke about applications that allowed students to look at photos of microscopic cells or watch interactive lecturs on their cell phones. It continues to amaze me how much education is changing so quickly. Students are using their cell phones to learn. I was in college just 10 years ago and yet I didn't even have a cell phone until my last year of high school. It makes me want to think of ways to use these phones, tablets and apps more with my journalism.
The workshop was the first time Northeast held a meeting just for its staff to discuss different ways they are using the technology. It comes after a new initiative in which students in the medical lab and radiology technology programs all have iPads. The college is also working to eventually make all of its textbooks available via ebooks.
I'll have more about this in tomorrow's Daily Journal.