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Think Different, Teach Different, Learn Different: An Apple iTunes U Adventure

February 1, 2014

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The bare stage, artistically lit, adorned with just three director chairs and framed by a movie-sized projection screen bearing the Apple logo, seemed the perfect setting for one of the computer company’s familiar product launches or insightful tech instruction. There was only one major difference at this event: This time the stage was set for […]

In the Beginning, there were iPads

August 19, 2013

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Three months in the making. $25,000 expended. An entire course rewritten, revised and revised again. And it begins tomorrow. The Digital First Impact Grant goes from concept to reality starting tomorrow, as we unpack 30 iPads with Otterbox cases, microphones, keyboards and other accessories. We will load them with apps, inventory and affix with ID […]

Tuning in with iTunes U

November 26, 2012

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Our semester ends in about two weeks, but that is when my real adventure begins. On Dec. 12 I head west to Cupertino, Calif., for two fun-packed days at Apple’s main headquarters to create an iTunes U course with 11 of my Ohio State colleagues. I still can’t believe I was one of only a […]

Fallacy, Lies, Retraction–All Part of a Daisey Day in ‘This American Life’

March 22, 2012

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The title of this week’s episode of “This American Life” left no doubt about its theme. It was called “Retraction,” and it told the story, with raw honesty and naked regret, of how Ira Glass’ acclaimed and award-winning Public Radio broadcast aired a report on the Chinese workers making Apple products, which was filled with […]

Life With the iPhone

December 13, 2011

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I finally got the iPhone this past quarter, and it might just be the greatest thing I have ever owned (although I’m pretty fond of my house and Subaru Outback, too). It’s funny, but when I went to the Easton Apple store to get it, it wasn’t like making other purchases–I have money, now give […]