Blackboard K12 Mobile Webinar August 2010
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Blackboard K12 Mobile Webinar August 2010



Learn how Mobile Learn can impact teaching and learning and extend your existing Blackboard Learn implementation by giving students and teachers access to all of the content available in the web ...

Learn how Mobile Learn can impact teaching and learning and extend your existing Blackboard Learn implementation by giving students and teachers access to all of the content available in the web interface, with the added ability to access documents in multiple formats, post announcements (teachers), create discussion threads and posts, and comment on blogs and journals.



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  • Blackboard Mobile™ Learn for K12 – Teaching and Learning Everywhere August 26, 2010
  • Agenda
    • Share Key Insights of Blackboard’s Mobile Strategy
    • Uncover the Latest Developments and Research in Mobile Technology and Learning
    • See a Live Demonstration of Mobile Learn
    • Learn How to Get Started
  • A Fundamental Shift is Underway
    • Smartphones are the fastest growing segment in the cell phone market
      • In 2009, Smartphones constituted 30% of devices shipped in mature markets
      • That will grow to a range of 60-80% in mature markets in 2013
    • Early indicators show that mobile technology can benefit instruction
    • Students technology expertise continues to grow
  • Mobile Devices’ Growing Presence
    • By the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the internet. –Pew Internet and American Life Project
    • The mobile market has over 4 billion subscribers worldwide. –The 2010 Horizon Report, K-12 Edition
    • Since 2005, ownership of portable digital devices has experienced double-digit growth among children ages 4-14. -NPD Group, 2008a
    • 30% of children 6-to-9 have their own cell phone.
    • – Sesame Workshop, 2007
    • Mobile Devices: Students have access to a variety of electronic devices
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • The value proposition for mobile learning
    • Perspectives of parents and educators
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • Parents: How likely are you to purchase a mobile device for your child to use at school for educational purposes? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • Who Am I?
    • 25% Use e-mail, IM and text messaging to communicate
    • 54% Play online games
    • 38% Participate in virtual reality environments
    • 32% Share videos, podcasts or photos via the Internet
    • 40% Have a cell phone
    • 15% Have access to a Smartphone
    • 28% Participate on a social network such as Facebook
    Source: Speak Up Survey (2008) PROFILE Elementary school students who are average tech users
  • Who Am I?
    • 80% Own an iPod or MP3 player
    • 24% Own a Smartphone
    • 46% Communicate with peers online for learning
    • 48% Consider reminders and alerts on cell phone about homework and tests a benefit
    • 48% Want access to schoolwork from anywhere
    • 64% Not interested in what they’re learning
    Source: Speak Up Survey (2008) PROFILE Middle school students who are average tech user
  • Today’s mobile strategies
  • Blackboard Mobile Central
    • Engage Your Community
    • Deliver Essential Information to All Community Constituents
    • Uniquely Branded and Customized for Your School or District
    • Drive Your District’s Mobile Strategy
    • Join Other Districts in Going Mobile
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn
    • Enrich the Teaching/Learning Experience
    • Engage students and teachers and increase their productivity by allowing anytime/anywhere access to classes
    • Enhance course curriculum
    • Promote collaboration and facilitate team projects
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn Live Demo
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn
    • Common Challenges:
    • Are you struggling to keep students engaged?
    • Are you struggling to meet the needs and expectations of millennial students who want to be able to do everything on a mobile device?
    Solution: Blackboard Mobile Learn extends and enriches the course experience of the Blackboard Learn platform via native applications built for a range of popular mobile devices.
  • Engaging the Community
    • Blackboard Mobile Learn fosters student engagement beyond the classroom by delivering learning to their mobile world. Blackboard Mobile Central engages the parents, students, and broader community within the district.
      • So What?
      • Students perform better academically
      • Students are more invested in the classroom
      • Students and parents are more likely to capitalize on resources provided by the district
    • This can increase graduation rates and enhance
    • student performance
  • Teacher and Student Efficiency
    • Mobile Learn supports teacher and student efficiency through anytime/anywhere access to course activity.
      • So What?
      • Anytime/anywhere access increases ease of use and promotes increased interaction with the course.
      • Teachers can disseminate information to their students quickly and easily
      • Students perform better the more they participate in their learning. Increased participation promotes success.
    • This can increase student performance, teacher
    • retention rates & student graduation rates at
    • schools.
  • Enhancing Curriculum
    • Mobile Learn leverages innovative technology to enhance course curriculum.
      • So What?
      • Teachers create content once and deliver it on multiple platforms, allowing them to focus on teaching rather than technology.
      • Students can access much of their Learn content in an engaging and intuitive way via a mobile device
    • This can increase graduation rates, retention and
    • teacher & student satisfaction at schools.
  • Take Your District Mobile in 3 Steps Take Learning Mobile Today Blackboard Mobile Learn Purchase an annual license for Blackboard Mobile Learn and simply download the Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block so that instantly your students and teachers can access their Blackboard classes and organizations on their mobile devices. Engage Your Community Blackboard Mobile Central Extend mobile to your entire community with Blackboard Mobile Central. This stand-alone app gives your community on-demand access to essential community information, and can be licensed and implemented in a matter of weeks. Integrate Classroom & Community Blackboard Mobile Community Create a unified mobile experience with Blackboard Mobile Community. With a licensed version of Blackboard Mobile Learn bundled with Blackboard Mobile Central, you get a custom-branded app with all of the services your community needs, all in one place. 1 2 3
  • Future Directions
  • For more information please go to:
    • Today’s Presenters:
    • Craig DeVoe, Regional Vice President Blackboard Mobile
    • David Small, Mobile “Evangelist”