A number of iPad software apps support reading, reviewing, editing, archiving, and sharing documents. The increasing popularity of the device among students and faculty raises questions about the usefulness of those in the context of research: How to manage bibliographies? How to store and share annotations? How to access online academic journals?
Together with my colleagues Regina Roberts and Carlos Seligo I recently offered a workshop
where each of us demonstrated one of our most used iPad apps to manage the reading of documents. Here are my notes about GoodReader .
After last year’s experience with taking iPad to the field I am finally getting around to reporting back on the 4 week long field research experience with iPad this summer, when we were able to equip our whole field school team (the faculty, a graduate student TA, three undergraduate students and myself) with iPads. Goal for this year was to more extensively explore iPad as a team and to see where it might be useful as a research tool.
For the last several weeks I have been busy preparing for this summer’s Sea Island Field School. I am very grateful to Rich Holeton and Makoto Tsuchitani to have given me the opportunity to provide every student of the group with an iPad2 this year. Building on last year’s experience and with this year’s project focus in mind I am currently testing applications and capabilities of the new device. To take a look head over to ubiquity.stanford.edu and read here and here.