From a perspective of true college readiness, what does it look like for a student to be well-prepared for success in higher education?
BiographyCory Tressler is the Associate Director of Learning Programs in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University. http://odee.osu.edu Cory manages Ohio State'Â™s iTunes U course catalogue and works directly with faculty & staff on developing iTunes U courses (http://go.osu.edu/itunesu), integrating mobile technology into classroom environments, and enhancing the teaching & learning experience. Cory co-authored the $13.5 million College Ready Ohio grant which creates collaboration opportunities between Ohio State and 10 public high schools in Ohio, http://collegeready.osu.edu. Cory is formerly the Director of Virtual Learning for Beaufort County School District in South Carolina, where he implemented over 8000 iPads into classrooms and developed the district'Â™s award winning virtual learning programs. Cory has presented on various EdTech and eLearning topics at the annual ISTE, Educause, NMC, and CoSN conferences and is currently working on a PhD in Educational Technology from Ohio State.
This case study examined student satisfaction with Apple iPad technology in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The iPad proved effective in student recruitment and engaging students in active learning. Although technical issues diminished its effectiveness as a teaching tool, these needs prompted important changes in network management at the institution. Overall, the adoption of iPads enhanced the students’ educational experience.
Each fall, over 7,000 recent high school graduates enroll in courses at The Ohio State University. With each incoming class comes a group of students with increasingly higher composite ACT/SAT scores and, unsurprisingly, increasingly higher expectations for an engaging, world-class education.