TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED LEARNING - ipad mini and ebooks
As a computing student at Plymouth, a key aspect is how we use the technology itself to support your learning. You will receive an Apple iPad mini to give you access to various additional resources that support your modules (e.g. podcasts, eBooks (see below)), as well as to enable you to participate in interactive activities such as in-class voting and feedback, and for accessing various University online systems such as module sites, the electronic library, and of course email.
Free eBooks for all first-year undergraduates on computing courses
First year computing students at Plymouth University have access to free of charge eBook versions of textbooks. The eBook package is worth over £300 and covers core first year modules and can be downloaded to computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or Android tablet.
This exciting initiative facilitates the learning process and enables lecturers and students to annotate texts and share their notes and views online.
The list of books currently available comprises:
- Ambler -Agile database techniques: effective strategies for the agile software developer
- Farrell - Microsoft Visual C# - An introduction to Object-oriented Programming
- Gollmann - Computer Security
- Goodrich -Data Structures & Algorithms
- Silberschatz - Operating System Concepts
- Stephens - Beginning database design solutions
- Tavani - Ethics and Technology: Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing
- Watson, Nagel, Pedersen & Reid - Beginning Visual C#
These eBooks are readable using Vitalsource Bookshelf (www.vitalsource.com
), available for Windows, Mac OS X and for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) or Android devices (please check the Vitalsource website for full system requirements). There is also a Bookshelf Online portal that allows access through most devices that have a web browser. Please see the Vitalsource web site for further information.