iPads in the classroom: trials in a technical college in Qatar

Cheri MacLeod (College of the North Atlantic – Qatar)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives

ISSN: 2077-5504

Article publication date: 1 June 2015

Issue publication date: 1 June 2015

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Abstract

This paper describes a small research project undertaken in a technical college in Qatar on the use of iPads in the classroom. iPads were trialed for a semester each in mathematics and physics classes; students completed pre- and post-surveys. Classroom observations were carried out and interviews were conducted with both faculty (N=3) and students (N=19). Over 80% of students reported positively on the iPad as being “helpful” to “very helpful” for learning new things and course materials, for increasing their interaction with online course materials and getting course information and for exploring additional material related to course topics. Faculty perceptions of iPad use in class were also positive.

Citation

MacLeod, C. (2015), "iPads in the classroom: trials in a technical college in Qatar", Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 62-95. https://doi.org/10.18538/lthe.v12.n1.170

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015 Cheri MacLeod

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Publisher's note: The Publisher would like to inform the reader that the article “iPads in the classroom: trials in a technical college in Qatar” has changed pagination. Previous pagination was pp. 1-34. The updated pagination for the article is now pp. 62-95. The Publisher apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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