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Presentation by Bill Rankin and Kyle Dickson at Handheld Learning 2008. Video available at http://www.handheldlearning2008.com

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Bill Ranking & Kyle Dickson, Abilene Christian University Bill Ranking & Kyle Dickson, Abilene Christian University Presentation Transcript

  • ACU Connected the iPhone & handheld learning handheldlearning2008
  • Dr i Kyle Dickson Scholar in Residence · Adams Center for Teaching & Learning Associate Professor of English Dri Bill Rankin Scholar in Residence · Adams Center for Teaching & Learning Associate Professor of English
  • AC who?
  • on the other hand… “ What a crock. It’s nothing more than an advertising ploy […]. An iPod isn’t a tool and neither, frankly, is an iPhone […]. They are toys. Gadgets. Goodies. And nothing more. ACU is wasting resources for the sake of novelty. That, dear parents, is what your hard earned money is going for when you pack your kids up and send them off to Abilene. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it, to know your kids will be listening to their new iPod and chatting it up on their new iPhone instead of hitting the books. ”
  • I& identity T technology
  • handheld learning
  • a beneficial technology… high portability & accessibility disperses information quickly allows for synchronous & asynchronous access welcomes new participants promotes & enhances dialogue promotes community formation
  • a detrimental technology… promotes distraction reflects a loss of control over information reflects a loss of control over distribution challenges traditional systems & ideals requires new systems of organisation, access, & distribution and obsolesces old ones provides access to a quantity of information that is quickly overwhelming
  • the printed book
  • seeing culture
  • student learning trends… grassroots video collaboration webs mobile broadband data mashups collective intelligence social operating systems The Horizon Report. 2008. ISBN 0-9765087-6-1. <www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EDU07296.pdf>.
  • student technology trends… 80 mobility 68.9 Laptops 70 62.8 75.8 Desktops 68.3 58.1 60 50 52.8 40 14.8 connectedness 15.00 12.1 Smartphones 10.4 11.25 PDAs 7.50 10.1 7.8 3.75 0 1.2 media richness 80.0 Media Devices 74.7 55.0 60.1 30.0 37.0 2005 2006 2007 “The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2007” (vol. 6). <www.educause.edu/ecar>.
  • ACU Connected www.acu.edu/connected
  • learning goals… social & communal interdependencies student-centric content & activities classrooms “lose their walls” anytime / anyplace learning participatory learning
  • learning paradigms… Collaborative Engaged Distributed Connected Evaluative Integrated
  • making solutions
  • Rankin question... I have a try it at m.acu.edu
  • I have a question... try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • 0910_ENGL112H...… 0910_ENGL112H... @ Class Info Files… try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • try it at m.acu.edu
  • working together
  • ResponseWare by TurningPoint iPhone
  • Mindwire Flashcards by Emantras
  • next steps
  • “...[I]f a new technology extends one or more of our senses outside us into the social world [….] then what had appeared lucid before may suddenly become opaque, and what had been vague or opaque will become translucent.” M. McLuhan, e Gutenberg Galaxy: e Making of Typographic Man,1962
  • www.acu.edu /connected Q&A Kyle Dickson · dicksonk@acu.edu James Langford · langford@acu.edu Bill Rankin · rankinw@acu.edu George Saltsman · saltsman@acu.edu