Introduction to Psychology courses in Spring 2019 took a new, strategic approach to technology integration in their sections, moving forward with a blended model that made room for customization by individual instructors. The process began when 21 Introduction to Psychology instructors—teaching nearly 1,000 students—received technology and training through the Digital Flagship Educators program in January, 2019. Then it was off to the races.
When new Buckeyes open their Digital Flagship iPads for the first time, Visual Communication Design Student Anne Knellinger’s wallpaper image will be there to greet them. Knellinger is using her design education and lifelong Buckeye experience to help new students connect with the university from day one.
The Wireless Expansion project continues, with plans to add hundreds of new access points to high-priority classroom buildings in time for autumn semester. Work will also continue this summer at Ohio Stadium and the Oval in Columbus.
From the start, Digital Flagship has been committed to the core ideas of providing access to innovative teaching and learning resources while preparing students for the modern, mobile, technology-driven workforce. After a comprehensive comparison of the 10.5” iPad Air released in March 2019 and the 11” iPad Pro released in October 2018, we have found that the iPad Air will provide the best value for students and educators.
As an Ohio State Newark Academic Advisor, Max Gulick helps first and second-year students navigate the degree planning process; this year, using the course planner feature of the Ohio State: Discover app to simplify and add greater flexibility to these plans.
Digital Flagship brings the annual opportunity to visit Apple’s Cupertino headquarters for a three-day session with their app design experts. This year a team of Ohio State students, researchers, administrators and developers visited Cupertino to conceptualize an app to support student mental health.
Between meeting up with old friends, seeing family and just decompressing from finals, you may find yourself with a bit of extra time over winter break. This is a great chance to try your hand at coding in Swift Playgrounds and maybe even win a gift card.