University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 10: iPads in the Classroom for Learners with a Visual Impairment

Presented on Friday, 30th January, 2015

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 19
Number of Respondents: 19

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

When teaching/preparing materials for pupils.
Improve children's availability to learn through using an iPad.
Do specific iPad awareness with our VI learners. Share information with colleagues. Make more use of iPad.
I will be able to use in the classroom with visually impaired pupils.
Use to enhance VI technology knowledge.
Try out at home and with pupils.
Use the iPad in a lot more situations in class.
It has been a great starting point for me to explore how I can use the iPad in the classroom.
Loads, but I know I will forget a lot.
Teach some of my VI pupils the various accessibility options on Apple iPhones.
Apply this immediately to student who received an iPhone for Christmas. Also, use with adults with VI for experimenting with iPad and tablet.
Has given me confidence to use and demonstrate the many uses of the iPad.
To support a visually impaired pupil in a class setting. The dictation mode will be particularly useful.
Better informed on what iPad can do. Can discuss with students.
I will be using the iPad with my pupils and this course has helped.
Use it on returning home to practice so that I can become more proficient and use with pupils straight away.
I will be more confident to use iPad's apps, not just to take photos or video.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Ease of asking questions. Practical use of iPad. Also, recapped briefly on morning session, which reinforced the content.
Huge range of ideas to use, specific to needs.
Learning how to switch all the different apps on and off and how to increase the font size.
Hands-on experience of using the accessibility options. Info about GLOW 360. Networking with other VI colleagues. All very useful and worthwhile. Great course - thanks for organising it. Have gained lots of excellent info. Thanks.
Really enjoyed everything. Loads of useful information.
Learning with others.
All relevant.
Great presentation.
Lots of excellent information. A lot to take in. Lot of follow-up work to be done.
Broadened outlook of applications.
How to use voice-over features, plus so much more!!! Presenter's sense of humour - excellent presentation.
Link between information provision and practice with information. Good direction of information to meet specific needs of group.
The course was geared to what I needed and wanted to know. Well put together course.
The presenter was very good. Content of course good.
Practical aspects of course extremely easily understood and applied.
Learning more about accessibility.
Good pace, only a lot of information to take on.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More time.
Could have started earlier.
A lot to take in/process in one day.
More time for practice to consolidate the new information.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 2
Course Info/Leaflet - SSC email: 8
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 4
SSC eBulletin: 2
Colleague: 1
SSC Website: 1
No Response: 1

What other training would you like the SSC to provide?

Braille note training.
Severe and profound complex learners.