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Peer Review

iPad Basics

by Craig Conley


Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 4.75 stars
Effectiveness: 4.75 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 22, 2014 by Information Technology Editorial Board
Overview: This is a video tutorial on using Ipad2 and apps.
Type of Material: Mp4 video
Recommended Uses: Any beginner Ipad2 user for professional or personal needs
Technical Requirements: An ipad2, PC or Mac; solid internet access
Identify Major Learning Goals: Master using Ipad2 Scroll from one page to another Using the hardware Using the software
Target Student Population: High School, college, working professionals
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Excellent use of video and graphics; the video is professionally done, the design of the video is clean and elegant. The narration is easy to follow and to understand.
Concerns: Sometimes, the video loads slowly and users may not wish to wait.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Exceptionally clear tutorial; it's easy to understand, the supporting graphics are well selected. After watching the video, the users will have a good idea how to work with their ipad. They can watch the video and follow along or use the Ipad apps and functions after seeing the tutorial. The speed of the clip is just right.
Concerns: Please include captions to the video tutorial to make it more accessible to sign impaired learners and users who need captioning in addition to the visuals.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The tutorial is very easy to use; it's play, pause/stop, play again format is very simple and helpful for users of ipad2 and beyond.
Concerns: The video takes a while to load.

Other Issues and Comments: This video is very professional; the narration is clear and the navigation is intuitive. This tutorial could be useful for different scenarios and varied viewers. Please add captioning to make this video exceptional and even more user friendly.