uMichigan professor debuts classroom iPad app at consumer electronics show

January 20, 2012

A University of Michigan at Ann Arbor professor has developed an iPad application that turns the tablet into a new type of classroom tool that lets students draw on a shared canvas. The app was displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by LectureTools, a company that grew out of a project created by the professor. For the app to be fully utilized, every student and the instructor would need either an iPad or a laptop equipped with the software as they sit in class. The instructor could use the app to present slides that would display on each student's screen and allow any student to annotate the slides or ask questions. In the future, the app will expand to include analytics functions, allowing instructors to track classroom participation. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)