Digital Central Academy


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ipad academyWhile the potential benefits of the iPad for teaching and learning are just beginning to be realized, the flexibility of this technology has made training faculty to integrate the iPad into instruction and other faculty work particularly challenging.  In response to these unique professional development challenges, the Technology Resource Center at the University of Central Oklahoma has developed the Digital Central Academy (formerly known as the iPad Academy), which is a year-long program designed to equip, inspire, enable, and assist faculty in innovatively and collaboratively discovering iPad and other technology best practices for both in and out of the classroom. Accepted faculty receive an iPad for use in instruction.

The Digital Central Academy goes far beyond simply providing faculty with iPads.  Acceptance to the program involves a competitive, blind peer-review application process.  Participants must also commit to a series of participation expectations.  The program begins with an intense 3-day hands-on workshop, and continues throughout the academic year with ongoing collaboration both online and face-to-face.  A key program activity is the development by each participant of an iPad Implementation Plan that identifies specific instructional and productivity goals that will be enhanced through iPad use, as well as identifying how the success of the plan will be evaluated.

To learn more about this program or to apply, check out the Digital Central Academy information page.