This is the official Microsoft Word app designed for iPad. The free version allows users to read Word documents that are formatted like Word documents on a PC. Those who have the correct Office 365 license can edit their documents using an interface that is similar to the current PC version of Office. This is a free app.
Type of Material:
Homework, individual assignments. notetaking.
Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The learning goals are determined by the instructor.
User can work on Word documents on iOS device.
Target Student Population:
Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
basic word processing skills
Allows user to utilize Word for document creation, editing, collaborating, and sharing.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Can be utilized for tasks that would best suit using a word processing app. Users could collaborate on assignments. Those who work and learn at institutions with an Office 365 license will be able to create and edito documents using this app. The iPad version of Word is excellent. It has a similar look and feel of the desktop version.
For those without a Microsoft Office account, the in-app purchases could be daunting.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Microsoft has done a great job of retaining the overall look and feel of their desktop product while taking advantage of features unique to the iPad. This is especially important in BYOD classrooms where students may be helping each other troubleshoot devices with different operating systems.
Might have a bit of lag when using.
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