As iPads continue to grow in popularity, their use for training and education cannot be understated. Slates, like the iPad, take e-reading one step further by adding full-media capabilities such as video and web browsers. SharePoint offers a rich experience of multimedia across print, audio, video and Office Web Apps – offering interactivity and storage. Combined with the lightweight, mobile capability of an iPad, the combination is truly a winner. Join Michael Gannotti, SharePoint expert, as he discusses how educational institutions and enterprises can transform their approach:
- 1. Books: Costly and heavy, transporting books can be a burden. However, a lightweight iPad can reduce costs in the long run, eliminating the need to handle and distribute books, as well as take inventory. Additionally, each book download can have an expiration date, allowing the book to “expire” at the completion of the class or course.
- 2. Written Content: Training manuals and office documents can easily be stored and shared. Gone is the need to reproduce files; they are all stored digitally. Combined with an iPad, whether on the shop floor or classroom, files can be transported easily on the go.
- 3. Multimedia: Record lectures with audio or video, and quickly upload into your SharePoint library to share with colleagues.
iPads and comparable slates are lightweight and durable. As compared to a smart phone, reading is no longer cumbersome. Combined with the high fidelity of SharePoint, collaboration while on the go is no longer hindered.
SharePoint Technology Specialist Michael Gannotti has worked at Microsoft as a SharePoint Technology Specialist since SharePoint’s launch in 2001. A well-known advocate of social media, Michael has also worked as Corporate Systems Architect for Vanguard Mutual Funds in PA, Instructional Web Designer for Intracorp in PA, Family Preservation Case Manager for Florence Crittenton Services in WV, Language Arts Instructor for 8 years in CA, and is a former US Army Sergeant. You can visit Michael on his website.
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