College Presents at Apple Higher Education Forum
By: Bill Bangert
Representing the College of Nursing, Dean Greer Glazer, PhD, and Matt Rota, PhD, director of the Center for Academic Technology, Education Resources and Instructional Design, presented at the Apple Higher Education Leadership Forum in Redwood City, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Since 2013, the College of Nursing has implemented an iPad initiative to support teaching and learning strategies. Glazer and Rota presented "iPad in Nursing Education” at a roundtable session and shared their experience with implementation, timelines, approach to faculty support and strategies for integrating tools and apps to transform the traditional classroom model to meet the educational needs of the next generation of nursing students.
The forum, attended by approximately 130 people from all across the United States, also covered topics such as "Empowering Students with Mobile Technology,” "Leading With Mobility in Mind” and "Preparing Students for Today’s Mobile Workforce.”
The UC College of Nursing has twice been designated as an Apple Distinguished Program, and is home to the iCoN initiative, which aims at transforming nursing education through the creative leveraging of the iPad.