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  • 1. MOBILE COMPUTING: WEB APPS AND MOODLE Presentation to the Moodle Moot May 5, 2011 Bill Fricker
  • 2. MOBILE COMPUTING: WEB APPS AND MOODLE - CONCLUSIONS
    • Web Apps over Native Apps
    • Moodle
      • Clearly able to be used on mobile devices; the question now is how well and how soon
      • User demand pressures may be overwhelming
    • Now, let’s see if I can make the case for these conclusions
  • 3. ONE YEAR AGO, AU CONTRACTED BONNE JOURNEE STRATEGIES TO …
    • Interviewed
      • More than 50 AU employees
      • Contacts at other educational institutions
      • Contacts with vendors
    • Conducted a wide range literature search
    • Assigned:
      • April 28, 2010
    • Report submitted:
      • Aug 6, 2010
    • Thanks to AU for their permission to share information today
    Identify strategic opportunities that may be present with respect to AU’s employment of mobile computing
  • 4. INTRODUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN
    • Introduction
    • Mobile Market Momentum
    • Mobile Uses
    • Environmental Scan
      • Internal – AU
        • Early mobile projects
        • Related KIP projects
        • Community Adjustment Fund
        • Academic
    • Environmental Scan
      • Survey of published literature
      • Text Book Publishers’ Support
      • Reports from
        • Forester Research, Inc
        • 2010 Horizon Report
        • Burton Group
        • Abilene Christian University
    140 + citations and links
  • 5. AU MEDIA ON MOBILE DISPLAYS
    • Key developments
      • HTML5
      • CSS
      • JavaScript
      • XML
      • SMS
    • Content Management System
      • Alfresco
      • OROS - Student Information Services
      • AU Library – Mobile State
    This report section was developed by Kieron Quigley, Drive Train Software, Inc, who is now the Global Solutions Manager of Cisco Telepresence Group
  • 6. AU MEDIA ON MOBILE DISPLAYS
    • Mobile Display Status
      • In summary, “as is” for now, but enrichments pending
      • mobileOKchecker tool
      • Adobe Flash
    • Moodle
      • Some functionality, and promising developments
      • Moodle4iPhone project
      • mpage
  • 7. MEDIA ON MOBILE DISPLAYS MAY 2011 UPDATE
    • HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript continue to increase penetration and adoption in the marketplace. HTML5 web "applications" continue to surprise pundits in their ability to provide a rich, desktop-class application on mobile devices
    • Continual growth in the smartphone market is apparent. Recently, IDC reported that in 2011, smartphone sales will grow almost 50% as consumers replace traditional 'feature' phones -that's a huge number (see  http://mashable.com/2011/03/29/idc-smartphone-market-growth / )
    • Source – K. Quigley Continued
  • 8. MEDIA ON MOBILE DISPLAYS MAY 2011 UPDATE, CONTINUED
    • mobile app downloads –
      • 2010 ―10.9 billion, 2014 ―76.9 billion
    • Web Based Apps are still considered the easiest way to maximum reach, and lowest app TCO
      • mobile devices need good browsers... iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) improve JavaScript execution speed
      • Android improved its rendering capability
      • BlackBerry moved to WebKit (like iOS and Android)
      • recently, Microsoft Windows Phone announced their new IE Mobile 9 browser will be available in the second half of 2011
      • Source – K. Quigley Continued
  • 9. MEDIA ON MOBILE DISPLAYS MAY 2011 UPDATE, CONTINUED
    • Mobile adoption is accelerating, and the mechanisms of information delivery are necessarily moving to mobile friendly modalities more and more (i.e. texting, alerts, multimedia messaging (MMS), etc.
    • Video Conferencing is now mainstream on mobile devices -for example, Apple Facetime on iPad2 and iPhone4 is amazing
      • Source – K. Quigley
  • 10. NATIVE APPS VS WEB APPS
    • Native app
      • Rich use of select device features
      • Require one for each of
        • Apple
        • Android
        • Blackberry
        • webOS
      • Engraved in stone and time trapped
    • Web app
      • Not-yet-rich use of all device features; exciting and imminent developments
      • One app to fit all platforms
      • Fluid for developments and currency
  • 11. IT (MOODLE) CONTEXT
    • Computing has progressed …
        • From keypunch to DOS
        • From DOS to GUI
        • From GUI to Mobile
      • Each progression level has empowered new people to become successful users. And each time, fewer technical demands are requisite to such successful usage.
      • … more drivers and fewer mechanics!
  • 12. WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
    • Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group; www.w3.org
    • Mobile Computing.com; www.mobilecomputing.com
    • Internet and Mobile Computing Laboratory; http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~ imc/imc/doku.php
    • Search http://mobilecomputing.com/
    Continued
  • 13. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? CONTINUED
    • search http://www.techtarget.com/
    • Education Week Leadership Forums; www.edweekevents.org/engage-with-your-peers
    • Books on mobile computing; www.target.com/ search term – mobile computing books
    • What have we learned? (blogs on iPads in learning) http://blogs.vassar.edu/ipad/
  • 14. USER DEMAND (STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY)
    • Megan “starred in, wrote the screenplay, created the visuals, did the editing, produced, directed and distributed her digital story”
    • Used the process to rid her bed of monsters
    • She was 5 years old
    • Written 1994
  • 15. USER DEMAND (STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY)
    • My Grand daughter, Morgan
    • 1 st computer experience – clapping and cheering within 5 minutes
    • Reader Rabbit – demo
    • Desktop mental construct
    • Born 1997
  • 16. AGE AND GENERATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS
    • By birth year range (with some overlaps) …
    • 1945 – 1965 – Baby Boomers
    • Mid 1960s to early 1980s – Generation X
    • 1977 – 1997- Next Generation, aka Generation Y, Gen Y, Millennial
    • 1994 – 2004 Generation Z ( Born Digital )
    • June 2011 grade 12 graduates’ possible birth year―1993
    • Megan may have entered post-secondary―2007
    • Fall 2012 – look for Generation Z incoming students, maybe staff; faculty shortly after
  • 17. USER DEMAND
    • Ask not, “What can mobile users do to support your IT?”
    • Ask not, “Will mobile users tolerate less-than-winning-quality Moodle?”
    Photo - http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnfkennedy Ask, “Can your school do without mobile users?”
  • 18. MOBILE COMPUTING: WEB APPS AND MOODLE
    • Questions?
    • Comments!
    • Thanks
    • Bill Fricker
    • Bonne Journee Strategies
    • 7908 – 149A Ave
    • Edmonton, AB,
    • T5C 2X2
    • www.bonnejourneestrategies.com
    • 780-473-1034 office/home
    • 780-909-0046 cell
    • 780-637-4994 fax
    • VC - 206.75.230.46
    • Skype - bill.fricker1