iLearning

The iPad is helping to launch a revolution in learning and education. While the portability and long battery life are great features, the real benefits are in the touchscreen interface and software. The App Store provides a broad spectrum of applications that appeal to a wide range of learners. We all have idiosyncratic ways of learning, organizing, and demonstrating what we’ve learned. And the iPad is one of the most powerful tools we have in creating a customized learning experience. Historically, there has been a standardized way of learning, organizing, and demonstrating skills and knowledge. As a result, the diversity of human thought and expression was filtered through an educational sieve. While this may have been appropriate for the past, there is increasing evidence that this won’t be tenable for the future. Our digitally networked society is requiring people to apply their idiosyncratic forms of creativity, problem-solving and collaboration to the challenges of our times. The iPad is emerging as one of the most powerful tools we have for learning about and shaping the world we live in.