Yes – WebDAV File Transfer for iWorks on the iPad

I’ve given Apple a hard time about some of the annoying omissions from the iPad and iWorks apps. So I felt like I needed to give them some praise for the iWorks 1.2 release today. Specifically the ability to transfer files to and from WebDAV based sites. And fortunate for our George Fox community, that meant we could interact directly with our personal web storage server based on Xythos which is WebDAV compliant. Snap bang, we now have a common file system with the iPad’s critical iWorks apps. Bummer for those hoping that DropBox was going to be the answer, not WebDAV. Plus, now all of the iWorks apps (Pages, Keynote & Numbers) create MS Office compatible formats.

As we watch some of our faculty utilize the iPads one use that jumps out at us would be the ability for the instructor to orchestrate their teaching from the iPad. The “Teachers Attache´” app caught our eye today. Expand the iPad a bit to interact more completely with the projector and you have an excellent teaching control center.

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 September 23, 2010, in iPad and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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