I was recently interviewed by Gerry Bayne of Educause. The podcast is brief but it covers a lot of territory concerning the endearing qualities of iPad for educational use, the transient learning qualities of iPad, and why iPad has become such a highly demanded tool by educators and businesses alike.
Gerry and I aso discuss various aspects of using ipad for content production and the issues concerning adaptation to virtual keyboards.
I’ve mentioned “threshold effect” in previous articles and it relates to the transient properties of every iPad experience.
“When an iPad app is launched, a transitive process occurs, taking the user on a journey far away from the device and deep into an experience that is focused like a laser on the subject intended by the application designer. iPad performs this process magically and no other device has achieved this mood swinging process more elegantly. The device quickly falls away from your consciousness and in its place emerges an experience.”
This podcast provides some additional perspectives and observations concerning iPad as an e-learning tool and how threshold effect will provide unique opportunities for learning in commercial and educational settings.