Android Pilot Applications

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This page lists all of the applications used within the 2012-2014 tablet pilot projects. Applications are grouped into four categories: core applications, professional applications, departmental applications, course-specific applications.

Intended Audience

WSU instructors interested in past faculty experience with tablet devices in the classroom.


Many applications were tested during the pilot process. As nearly as possible, this is an exhaustive list of the applications that were used. This page does not include reviews of the applications themselves but does include links pages that describe the pilots that used each.

The applications are broken down into four categories:

Core applications include apps that are of general interest independent of the course or program area. There are specific categories of applications that fit into the core category including note-taking, calculator, productivity, audience-response, and ebook-reader apps.

Professional applications are of interest across several or all colleges but perhaps not to all students. This includes apps for movie editing, podcast creation, interview conductors, graphing calculators, and anatomy analysis.

Departmental applications are of specific interest to one college or department. This could include a drug-interaction app in nursing, a drawing app in art, or an assistive technology app for special education.

Course-specific applications are used only in a particular course or section. Examples of course-specific apps include a waterflow-analysis application for a watershed science course or an app containing paintings from the Louvre for an art appreciation class.

Following each application is a list of the course numbers corresponding to the pilots that employed it. Click on the course number to learn more about the pilot.

Core Applications

Application Category Description Price Pilots
Adobe Connect Collaboration Users can host, join, collaborate, and share in Adobe Connect meetings, webinars, and training. Free MIS 202
Outlook Web Access Productivity The Official Microsoft app gives you the best mobile experience for your account. Free MIS 202
Polaris Office Productivity Anytime, anywhere, you can easily use various kinds of documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, with only several tabs, and organize your data fast. Free MIS 202
Skype Collaboration Skype is a video-conferencing application that allows students to collaborate without having to be in the same physical location. (Students were allowed to select between Fuze and Skype, both free applications.) Free MIS 202

Professional Applications

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Departmental Applications

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Course-Specific Applications

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