Apps and Appies: Kevin Kovalycsik, Sept. 19, 2012

On Sept. 19, 2012, the Centre for Instructional Development was proud to present the workshop session “Apps and Appies” by Kevin Kovalycsik, Dept. Chair of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Community College.

In this live demonstration and presentation, Mr. Kovalycsik provided an overview of a number of iPad apps which he uses in his teaching practice, and explains their real-world use and the specific advantages for both teachers and students.

Award-winning applications like Flipboard and Pocket are examples of free tools that gather and aggregate articles and news around specific topics in real-time. Real-time information gathering tools and social media have essentially changed how teachers and students do research, and allowed for greater offline access and mobility.

Kevin stressed the emphasis on interactivity and doing, which the iPad inherently promotes as a platform, rather than simply reading. “Students want to be challenged. The iPad gets your mind going. [Use of the iPad] becomes a relationship with the students – it’s an ongoing relationship.”

The videos of this presentation are segmented into three parts:

Apps in Education: Kevin Kovalycsik, Sept 19, 2012 – Pt 1 of 3

Apps in Education: Kevin Kovalycsik, Sept 19, 2012 – Pt 2 of 3

Apps in Education: Kevin Kovalycsik, Sept 19, 2012 – Pt 3 of 3

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