ADCLI @ GCSU
Apple Digital Campus
& State University hosted the second Apple Digital
Campus Leadership Institute November 1-3, 2005.
Teams consisting of provosts, deans, CIOs, department
chairs, curriculum directors, and faculty from some of the
nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher
learning attended the institute which offered information
on transforming teaching and learning by putting
innovative, ubiquitous, pervasive technology into the hands
The two-and-a-half-day forum provided opportunities for
university teams to confer with their peers on ubiquitous
computing trends and best practices. Presenters represented
some of the most innovative and forward-thinking higher
education leaders in the country.
Participants listened to best practices on integrating
technology into the curriculum through laptop initiatives,
uses of iLife, faculty development, assessment methodology
for measuring the impact of technology on teaching and
learning, iPod integration into the curriculum, and open
source student digital portfolios.
A pre-institute hands-on session gave some participants a
chance to personally experience iLife, Apple’s fully
integrated suite of digital applications that includes
GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iTunes.
Panel discussions covered various topics including
perspectives on technology from the University System of
Georgia and Apple. Some of the topics examined included
“Learning with the Net Generation,”
“iPods, iTunes and Podcasting in Higher
Education,” “Tools That Change Learning,”
“The Critical Role of Faculty” and more.
Panelists represented such institutions as the University
of Michigan, University of Georgia, Emory University,
Missouri School of Journalism, Stanford University, the
University of Central Florida, and Georgia College.
The institute grew from the Apple Digital Campus Exchange,
an online community which serves as a meeting place and
resource center open to all faculty, academic leaders, and
other education professionals who share lessons learned,
best practices, and ideas about new ways of teaching and
learning within Apple ubiquitous computing environments.
The website features “blogs,” or open chat
rooms, by campus leaders covering a range of topics. Jim
Wolfgang, GCSU's Chief Information Officer, leads the blog
on iPods and ways in which they are used on the GCSU
The first institute, which focused on podcasting, was held
at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Just
after the first Apple Digital Campus Leadership Institute,
Apple sent two executives to the GCSU campus to check out
what we were doing. They got so excited about the diversity
of our iPod projects, they asked if we'd consider hosting
the second Institute and focus on iPods.
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