Leveraging mobile to increase         student engagement                             Andrew Smyk                     HighW...
Andrew Smyk• program coordinator, interactive multimedia• Sheridan College• master of education• user interface & user exp...
Leveraging mobile to increase         student engagement
Agenda    Leveraging mobile to increase             student engagement
Agenda#hewebAR     Leveraging mobile to increase              student engagement
Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research        Leveraging mobile to increase                 student engagement
Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology        Leveraging mobile to increase                 student engagement
Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom        Leveraging mobile to increase                 student en...
Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access        Leveraging mobile to increase           ...
Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access• social media        Leveraging mobile to incre...
student engagement #hewebar #mobile
Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
Comfy?         7
Comfy?   Let’s begin                       7
Content Knowledge
Content Knowledge       1.1
Content Knowledge       1.1   WHAT?!?
beinchargeofyou.com
#icantbelievehejustusedaninvertedgutwrenchpowerbomb                               beinchargeofyou.com
beinchargeofyou.com
Professors With Personal Tweets                       Get High Credibility Markshttp://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/pro...
Content KnowledgeNo TwitterWith Twitter
Content KnowledgeNo Twitter     1.8With Twitter
Content KnowledgeNo Twitter     1.8With Twitter         4.3
What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
http://flic.kr/p/7AuyhU
http://flic.kr/p/9xvPGy
http://flic.kr/p/crBfJf
http://flic.kr/p/65x98K
http://flic.kr/p/75gYXb
.5%of students will sign up for general SMSnotifications about class
98%
98%of students will sign up for SMSnotifications if it about cancelling class
Broadcasting and communicatingneeds to be focused and strategic                               http://flic.kr/p/9e847c
•Folding Chalk Board +•Face Time                 http://flic.kr/p/4w5mN9
•Folding Chalk  Board  +  Face Time•Building relationships with technology
Black Box
your LMS is aBlack Box
build aexperience
build aClear Boxexperience
• What about my   mobile LMS app?
But it’s aBYOD         world
55% can’t participate
http://bit.ly/QoB8Qw
#ffly #rwd
• responsive Wordpress themes
• responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates
• responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates• responsive frameworks
What to learners/students want?July – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
What to learners/students want?                                                           Content AccessJuly – September 2...
What to learners/students want?                                                           Content Access                  ...
What to learners/students want?                                                           Content Access                  ...
What to learners/students want?                                                           Content Access                  ...
What to learners/students want?                                                           Content Access  Presentation/   ...
It’s all about theContent
Create opportunities for full (contact)interaction with your course content
Multi-sensory experiencesenhance interaction and the   relationship with content
The higher the number of devices you can reach, the higher the engagement with your course content.
access = engagement
access = engagement   (that’s pedagogy, baby!)
Free-roaming learners
Free-roaming learners              Anywhere, Anytime
Mobile has become the student’s first choice for internet access- NMC Horizons Technologies Report 2011                    ...
48%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone isthe primary way of getting online              - Cell Internet Use 2012 – Pew I...
90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank                              ...
90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
Pivot, Snack, Burst
students “snack” in bed and more often              during times of boredom                            http://flic.kr/p/7K5...
4 in 10students do last second prep on aphone before a test - Hack College Survey                                    http:...
Quality of ContentStrictlyLMSMobileFriendly
Quality of ContentStrictly      1.2LMSMobileFriendly
Quality of ContentStrictly      1.2LMSMobile               4.6Friendly
Quality of ContentStrictly          1.2LMSMobile                      4.6Friendly           Built in Bias?
Forge ahead
Make mistakes
Stay calm
There is no road map
• encourage tweeting
• encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag
• encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content
• encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content• acknowledge student work*
http://flic.kr/p/au18GP
44% of its active user baseaccess FB using mobile
• posting class notices
• posting class notices• responding to student questions
• posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations
• posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations• providing resources
Ethnography
Ethnography• text• email• camera
Examples of evolving   user interfaces     (photo journal)
OKIt’s         to make mistakes,    this is not brain surgery
It’s OK      to make mistakes,      this is not brain surgery(Unless you are actually doing brain surgery)
Students will    forgive mistakes, when  trying to implement something new.
Students    will forgive mistakes, when  trying to implement something new. (You will get lots of feedback how to make it ...
Students     willforgive mistakes, when   trying to implement something new.   (You will get lots of feedback how to make ...
Additional Web Content
Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012
Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012           (it’s responsive!)
Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
http://flic.kr/p/4uVQ7
student engagement #hewebar #mobile
Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
RWD Book Give-a-Way
Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
Resources & Credits•   Blackboard Mobile Learning - http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Products/Mobile-Learn.aspx•...
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas
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  • Tweet: student engagement #hewebar #mobile\n\n
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  • Wanted to give an inverted gutwrench powerbomb for getting the low score.\n
  • Wanted to give an inverted gutwrench powerbomb for getting the low score.\n
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  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
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  • Don’t be a technology Luddite in the classroom.\n
  • Technology is a disruption and is often difficult to deal with…much like trying to get rid of a bomb\n
  • What is the biggest obstacle to tech in school? Students not allowed to use tech in school.\n
  • The pile of cell phones tells one story, but the body language of the in the first row tells an even bigger story.\n
  • Students will use devices, to access information, tweet, comment your lecture, get over it.\n
  • Bring tech into the classroom, but not old tech.\n
  • The introduction of the iPhone 2007 basically changed classroom technology.\n
  • We often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • Children are growing up mobile and we need to adapt to the wave of change coming towards us in HigherEd.\n
  • Getting students to tune in is difficult and requires some nuance.\n
  • ½ of 1% of students will sign up for general SMS notifications about class\n
  • SMS can be an important tool in communicating with students.\n
  • SMS notifications can be a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for you later in the term.\n
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  • 98% of students will sign up for SMS notifications if it about cancelling class\n
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  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. \nMy 10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard,\nApple FaceTime and email. \n
  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. \n10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard,\nApple FaceTime and email. \n
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  • LMS apps support iPhone, Android and Blackberry. But what are your students bring to class?\n
  • Most likely a feature phone or other Os not supported by the app. Cellphones in a Pile - Courtesy Geitan Lee, flickr.com\n\n
  • BYOD\n
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  • An LMS effectively padlocks the access to your course content\n
  • Solution – go responsive\n
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  • Get your course content on to a variety of devices.\n
  • Be future-friendly.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
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  • Think about mobile devices, you interact with the content through direct interaction by hold device, touch gestures and proximity to yourself. This is much\ndifferent than the desktop experience.\n
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  • My server logs show spikes in access after 11pm to about midnight the night before class.\n
  • Also, if I give a quiz, my server logs show a spike one hour prior to the quiz. Students will be accessing your\ncontent anywhere, waiting in line at the coffee shop, in the cafeteria, on the bus, etc. \n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Tools\n
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  • We all to often see Twitter, Gmail and Facebook as distractions in the classroom.\n
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  • Retweets during an average class.\n
  • Retweets during student presentations, during which I tweet out student finds or compliment projects and presentations.\n
  • Sometimes you will get colorful results.\n
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  • There is nothing wrong with being an educational luchador.\n
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  • Ethnography is a simple way to get students to interact with each other and discover course content\noutside of the classroom.\n
  • Tumblr is an excellent tool for field research, students being able to post text, photos, video\n
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  • Self-service milk dispenser.\n
  • Another version of the same self-service milk dispenser\n
  • What do you do here? What is the interface telling you to do first?\n
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  • If you’ve done brain surgery with this, you are not getting any feedback.\n
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  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement - HighEdWeb - Arkansas

    1. 1. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012
    2. 2. Andrew Smyk• program coordinator, interactive multimedia• Sheridan College• master of education• user interface & user experience• grew up in Clinton, NY• live in Toronto, Canada twitter: @andrewsmyk
    3. 3. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    4. 4. Agenda Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    5. 5. Agenda#hewebAR Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    6. 6. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    7. 7. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    8. 8. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    9. 9. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    10. 10. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access• social media Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    11. 11. student engagement #hewebar #mobile
    12. 12. Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
    13. 13. Comfy? 7
    14. 14. Comfy? Let’s begin 7
    15. 15. Content Knowledge
    16. 16. Content Knowledge 1.1
    17. 17. Content Knowledge 1.1 WHAT?!?
    18. 18. beinchargeofyou.com
    19. 19. #icantbelievehejustusedaninvertedgutwrenchpowerbomb beinchargeofyou.com
    20. 20. beinchargeofyou.com
    21. 21. Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Markshttp://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-with-personal-tweets-get-high-credibility-marks/30635
    22. 22. Content KnowledgeNo TwitterWith Twitter
    23. 23. Content KnowledgeNo Twitter 1.8With Twitter
    24. 24. Content KnowledgeNo Twitter 1.8With Twitter 4.3
    25. 25. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    26. 26. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    27. 27. http://flic.kr/p/7AuyhU
    28. 28. http://flic.kr/p/9xvPGy
    29. 29. http://flic.kr/p/crBfJf
    30. 30. http://flic.kr/p/65x98K
    31. 31. http://flic.kr/p/75gYXb
    32. 32. .5%of students will sign up for general SMSnotifications about class
    33. 33. 98%
    34. 34. 98%of students will sign up for SMSnotifications if it about cancelling class
    35. 35. Broadcasting and communicatingneeds to be focused and strategic http://flic.kr/p/9e847c
    36. 36. •Folding Chalk Board +•Face Time http://flic.kr/p/4w5mN9
    37. 37. •Folding Chalk Board + Face Time•Building relationships with technology
    38. 38. Black Box
    39. 39. your LMS is aBlack Box
    40. 40. build aexperience
    41. 41. build aClear Boxexperience
    42. 42. • What about my mobile LMS app?
    43. 43. But it’s aBYOD world
    44. 44. 55% can’t participate
    45. 45. http://bit.ly/QoB8Qw
    46. 46. #ffly #rwd
    47. 47. • responsive Wordpress themes
    48. 48. • responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates
    49. 49. • responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates• responsive frameworks
    50. 50. What to learners/students want?July – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    51. 51. What to learners/students want? Content AccessJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    52. 52. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative EnablementJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    53. 53. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative Enablement Technical FunctionalityJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    54. 54. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative Enablement Technical Functionality Learner SupportJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    55. 55. What to learners/students want? Content Access Presentation/ Communicative Attractiveness Enablement Technical Functionality Learner SupportJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    56. 56. It’s all about theContent
    57. 57. Create opportunities for full (contact)interaction with your course content
    58. 58. Multi-sensory experiencesenhance interaction and the relationship with content
    59. 59. The higher the number of devices you can reach, the higher the engagement with your course content.
    60. 60. access = engagement
    61. 61. access = engagement (that’s pedagogy, baby!)
    62. 62. Free-roaming learners
    63. 63. Free-roaming learners Anywhere, Anytime
    64. 64. Mobile has become the student’s first choice for internet access- NMC Horizons Technologies Report 2011 http://flic.kr/p/cfkZhN
    65. 65. 48%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone isthe primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2012 – Pew Internet
    66. 66. 90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank http://flic.kr/p/PpWrC
    67. 67. 90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
    68. 68. Pivot, Snack, Burst
    69. 69. students “snack” in bed and more often during times of boredom http://flic.kr/p/7K57kr
    70. 70. 4 in 10students do last second prep on aphone before a test - Hack College Survey http://flic.kr/p/6bLceY
    71. 71. Quality of ContentStrictlyLMSMobileFriendly
    72. 72. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobileFriendly
    73. 73. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobile 4.6Friendly
    74. 74. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobile 4.6Friendly Built in Bias?
    75. 75. Forge ahead
    76. 76. Make mistakes
    77. 77. Stay calm
    78. 78. There is no road map
    79. 79. • encourage tweeting
    80. 80. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag
    81. 81. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content
    82. 82. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content• acknowledge student work*
    83. 83. http://flic.kr/p/au18GP
    84. 84. 44% of its active user baseaccess FB using mobile
    85. 85. • posting class notices
    86. 86. • posting class notices• responding to student questions
    87. 87. • posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations
    88. 88. • posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations• providing resources
    89. 89. Ethnography
    90. 90. Ethnography• text• email• camera
    91. 91. Examples of evolving user interfaces (photo journal)
    92. 92. OKIt’s to make mistakes, this is not brain surgery
    93. 93. It’s OK to make mistakes, this is not brain surgery(Unless you are actually doing brain surgery)
    94. 94. Students will forgive mistakes, when trying to implement something new.
    95. 95. Students will forgive mistakes, when trying to implement something new. (You will get lots of feedback how to make it better)
    96. 96. Students willforgive mistakes, when trying to implement something new. (You will get lots of feedback how to make it better)(Unless you’ve performed brain surgery on said students)
    97. 97. Additional Web Content
    98. 98. Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012
    99. 99. Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012 (it’s responsive!)
    100. 100. Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
    101. 101. http://flic.kr/p/4uVQ7
    102. 102. student engagement #hewebar #mobile
    103. 103. Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
    104. 104. RWD Book Give-a-Way
    105. 105. Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
    106. 106. Resources & Credits• Blackboard Mobile Learning - http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Products/Mobile-Learn.aspx• Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Marks• Essential Elements of Digital Literacies• Cell Internet Use• NMC Horizons Technologies Report 2011• Educating for innovation• Architecting Usability Properties in the E-Learning Instructional Design Process

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