This investigation looked at the use of iPads in mathematically based subjects to improve the student experience. One key area investigated was how to reduce or break down the barrier for distance students having difficulty with problem solving. Replicating physical demonstration on paper and whiteboards are traditionally difficult to replicated on a PC.
The touch interface of the iPad provided a way of working digitally in a format that would allow direct interaction with distance students to enable improved problem solving, concept development and retention in highly mathematical subjects. Live broadcast session were conducted, and the iPads were also tested for used in classroom teaching.
The investigation also used apps to record drawing and handwriting with voice to create resources that can be stored and sent to students to explain difficult concepts and problem solving instruction
Academic Support & Faculty of Science
Learning Skills & School of Dentistry and Health Sciences