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

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