Posted By oomphhq on May 3rd, 2012

Adelaide Uni launches on the iPad

4th May 2012

Today Adelaide University launched their e-Science magazine on the iPad  – aimed at encouraging school students to study science at University.

Here at Oomph, we were first introduced to Adelaide University when Professor Bob Hill spoke at the Tablet Wars event we held with AIMIA last year.  Professor Hill was a passionate about using technology to attract new minds to science and set up a program where all first year science students were given iPads – he wanted to make information accessible to all.  We are thrilled to have worked with Professor Hill and e-Science editor Melanie Bagg to create the iPad version of this magazine.

The iPad version contains everything you’d expect from an Oomph powered iPad magazine including social sharing (twitter, facebook, email) embedded videos, animations, page swaps, slide shows and more. The university is passionate about listening to their students and have put feedback options on every page allowing the reader to continue to influence the future of the magazine.

We wish them well and look forward to working closely with them over the next few months.

Interactive magazine to promote science

As featured in Picture credits: Urrbrae Yr 11 student Taylor with the new iPad e-Science app, which can be used in the classroom or out in the field. Picture: Tricia Watkinson.

THE University of Adelaide wants to encourage more school students to consider studying science by relating classroom activities to careers in the field.

As a result, today the university is launching e-Science, a free interactive magazine available on the iPad and web.

Faculty of Sciences executive dean Professor Bob Hill said he had heard some teachers were using the 10 Big Questions that the university’s science curriculum was based on and wanted to find a way to support them.

Urrbrae Agricultural High School science teacher Ann-Louise George said: “I think a lot of the kids don’t see themselves as being scientists, just in a lab mixing chemicals, but this deals with physics, chemistry and biology and will show them all the different types of jobs associated.”

You can download the app from iTunes