A Note about iPads

As I’ve mentioned before, the class is outfitted with iPads. There has been some extremely good feedback about these devices and their use in the class and to travel. Today we had the students complete a survey specifically about the devices and were pleased at the positive responses. This data will be used to gleam lessons learned about technology integration and learning outcomes. In addition to feedback, many students have opted to perform one of their assignments by creating a marketing profile of their trip using Adobe’s iTouch app, “Collage”. Overall our biggest challenge has been connectivity to Internet resources. Not all hotels have free wifi and students are unwilling to pay the steep rates for access (not that I blame them). I see many more ways the iPads could add value if the connectivity aspect was solved. For now, we’re glad to see the positive results so far from this initiative.