Using the iPad for work and research

Last night I gave a presentation at Penn State about how one can use the iPad for school work, whether that is as a student taking notes in class or an academic researcher. There are also two student presentations that are well worth watching (perhaps more than my own presentation). The first, is about how one of our honors students, working with another faculty member, used the iPad in the research and preparation of an article. The second presentation is about how a Civil Engineering student showed the company he was interning with how to use the iPad for design and business. The presentation is now available online!

“Student Showcase: How Tablets and Apps Transformed My College Internship” will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday Nov. 7, in the Foster Auditorium (Room 102) Paterno Library. The event is being sponsored by the Penn State iPad User Group and the University Libraries. The presentation will also be streamed live and archived at

Christian M. M. Brady, dean of the Schreyer Honors College, will give the keynote address. Student presenters, including Mike Burkentine, majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering, and Lisa Lotito, majoring in history in the College of the Liberal Arts, will discuss how they used tablets and apps in internships this past summer and how knowing technology helped them to get a “leg up in the job market.” Ari Hiller, Penn State’s Apple student representative, will be there to demonstrate apps, and the evening will include a technology “petting zoo” after the presentations so attendees can see the apps more closely.

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