Last year when I proposed SPIG run a bootcamp at the annual conference to address how we’re using iPads and tablets in the classroom, I wasn’t sure there would be more than five people sitting around a hotel meeting room in Chicago. But more than 20 people came, and alongside generous and stimulating presentations by Kenneth Pybus (Abilene Christian) and Ralph E. Hanson (University of Nebraska at Kearney), attendees exchanged tips and questions, proving that the conversation on tablets in the journalism and mass communication curriculum was just beginning.
Vivian B. Martin is an associate professor and directs the journalism program at Central Connecticut State University.
Please see these related supporting essays:
Reporting with the iPadJournos: Educating the Next Generation of Mobile and Social Media Journalists
by Marcus Messner
When iPad Meets J101: Can Video and Basic Newswriting Co-exist in the Classroom?
by Maureen E. Boyle
Using iPads and iPhones in Communication Classes
by Cathy Yungmann