Technologies

All loans are subject to the terms and conditions as specified in your loan agreement as as listed on this site.

2011-2012 Programs

iPads are slate-style wireless computing devices with large screens, multi-touch displays, and the ability to run apps like an iPhone. They allow quick internet browsing, viewing photos and movies, listening to podcasts and music, reading e-books and other e-texts, and intuitive interactions with content from any of the hundreds of iPad applications available from the iTunes Store. Second generation iPads (iPad 2) have a camera which allows taking still photos and video, and participating in web conferences.

iPad Course Loaner Program

DDI has a pool of 20 Apple iPad 2s and 30 Apple iPad 1s for use in undergraduate courses in fall 2011 and spring 2012. Some iPads with 3G network capabilities are also available (network service not pre-paid).

NOTE: For fall 2011, most iPad 1s are already allocated, as of 8/25/2011, but applications that take special advantage of iPad 2 camera functionality are still being accepted.

Faculty who would like to apply to borrow these iPads should complete the appropriate application form. Note that faculty are STRONGLY encouraged to try out an iPad before submitting a request, via either CIT’s short–term faculty loaner program, or the walk–up loaner program available at the Link (see below).

Link iPad Loaner Program

DDI is now offering a limited number of iPad 2s available for undergraduate students and faculty for 1 week, first come, first served, non-renewable loan from the Link Service Desk on Perkins Lower Level 1. Graduate students who are working in a teaching capacity (i.e., teaching a course or class section) and wish to explore the iPad for teaching purposes may also borrow one. Please visit the Link during normal Link hours to check out an iPad. These items are non-reservable and there is no waiting list.

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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a system that allows you to gather responses from a class in real time. Students use their own mobile phones or computers to answer questions you pose in class, and their responses are aggregated and displayed immediately—in PowerPoint, in Keynote or on the web.

You can use Poll Everywhere in classes with fewer than 30 students for free through their website. For larger classes, you can purchase a license, have your students purchase a license, or ask DDI to purchase a license for you.

DDI is supplying a few licenses to allow faculty to try out this service and to provide feedback to include with feedback we receive about clickers (personal response system) services on campus.

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3-D Exploration

Continuing through the 2011-2012 AY, DDI will continue to investigate the feasibility of using new consumer 3-D displays and video cameras in courses and student projects. As part of this investigation, staff from the CIT and OIT’s MPS Labs will contact faculty already using 3-D and “virtual worlds” applications to determine whether these computer-based applications can be used on consumer 3-D televisions.  We’ll also continue to spark imagination by displaying our 3-D ‘Exploration Station’, a 3-D-enabled television with educational content preloaded for viewing by the general public.  In addition, they will evaluate the possible uses for consumer 3-D camcorders for student work at the university and models that would be compatible with displays being considered for purchase for the Link. We will also be looking into the various software suites for creating and manipulating 3-D media, to see how best to incorporate such software into the existing computer labs on campus. If you are interested in engaging in discussions on the use of 3-D displays and camcorders on campus, please contact DDI 3-D program team or visit our 3D Exploration page for more information

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Equipment for Loan

This equipment is all available on a first come, first served basis to Duke Undergraduate students and faculty at the service desk at the Link during regular desk hours. All loans are subject to the terms and conditions as specified in your loan agreement and as listed on this site.

iPod 5th Generation (“Video iPods”) With External Microphones

These iPods can be used as medium-quality digital audio recorders and for typical iPod functions of music, photo and video storage and playback. iPods can be checked out from the Link for a semester by anyone with a Duke card. Support for using the iPods is available at the MPS labs or for instructors, by appointment, from CIT.

All loans are subject to the terms and conditions as specified in your loan agreement and as listed on this site.

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Webcams, Headsets & USB Speakerphones

DDI has a number of tools to help make recording and remote collaboration easier. The Logitech Webcams come with a stand or can clip onto your computer. They work well with web conferencing software such as Skype or Adobe Connect and video chat or can be used to make recordings. Webcams are available to undergraduate students and instructors teaching undergraduate courses for four week periods from the Link. Headsets with built-in microphones and USB speakerphones are also available. Help learning how to use these tools is available at the MPS labs or for instructors, by appointment, from CIT.

All loans are subject to the terms and conditions as specified in your loan agreement and as listed on this site.

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Video Recording Devices

DDI offers several different types of digital video cameras for faculty and student use. These cameras are available for four week periods from the Link. If you need help learning how to use your camera, you can go to the MPS lab — or if you’re an instructor, you can make an appointment with CIT.

All loans are subject to the terms and conditions as specified in your loan agreement and as listed on this site.

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