How the iPad is changing the way we learn

The Telegraph has been to Denmark to ask if issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education…

…VoksenUddannelsesCenter Syd, or VUC for short, is one of 29 adult education programmes across Denmark, situated across the four towns of Haderslev, Aabenraa, Tonder and Sonderborg…

VUC centres aim to help those who may have struggled to learn within more traditional, rigid teaching systems, alongside adults wishing to gain new skills later in life, with an aim to equipping them with the qualifications necessary for attending university…

A key investment in alternative learning is the centre’s commitment to training its staff to become iPad-savvy. Of the 200 teachers, 16 are now part-time iBook authors, creating interactive textbooks and guides using Apple’s iBooks Author software for use in lessons and aiding the students making their own. They work with a talented team of copywriters, proofreaders, translators, video-producers and multi-media designers to create the most professional-looking content possible, and whom are aiming to publish some 400 downloadable iBooks by January 2017.

Completing interactive tasks within iBooks, teacher and part time author Klaus Vejlgaard Just says, helps shape the students from passive observers into active participants and producers…

 

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