Posted by Robin Herriff Mon, July 09, 2012 9:22 am EDT
Teaching Tech-Minded Staffers
There are a lot of us here at the College walking around with iPads these days. They’re great for meetings, staying connected and taking your work with you when you leave your office. Do you really get the most out of your device, though?
If you’re like me, probably not. But Kent Campus Multimedia Specialist Chris Tomaski is hoping to change that. Twice a week, Tomaski throws open the door to room A201 and holds an iPad class. And although the idea is that he’s teaching folks how to use their iPads, the reality is that more often than not, they teach him as well. “I find it to be fun and I find it to be enlightening,” he says. “I find that faculty find new ways to use the iPad that I haven’t even thought of. “
Tomaski focuses on productivity apps faculty and staff can use to make their work lives easier. He also shows off some really cool interactive stuff, like Solar Walk, which takes users on a virtual tour of the solar system, and ShowMe, which instructors can use to quickly and easily create their own videos right on their iPads.
Classes are held on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Anyone is welcome. Check out the video below to see Tomaski in action.