Trying to "Touch" some Visitors

Thought you might be interested in how we are using some of the iPOD Touches that we are giving out this year to incoming students. We designated a number of the Touches to be used by faculty and held back 25 for classroom or experimental opportunities. Next week we have 25 High School Guidance Counselors coming to campus for what they call the Oregon Explorers Tour. They come to us from all around the region and plan on spending an evening and morning at our campus. We decided to use this visit as an opportunity to try out the iPhone Conferencing Application, MobilAP, that we got from University of Cincinnati’s DAAP. We will give each attendee a Touch to use while here loaded with lots of photos and videos promoting our university and we will use the MobilAP to help manage the visit. I’m not sure how this will all play out, but I am impressed with what our folks have put together on the Touch and we have learned a lot about the effort to setup/ghost 25 Touches.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith is currently the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on June 18, 2009, in iPOD Touch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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