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Make your course content more accessible and increase student engagement by leveraging mobile devices and social media tools to communicate lessons, readings, assignments and feedback to students in ...

Make your course content more accessible and increase student engagement by leveraging mobile devices and social media tools to communicate lessons, readings, assignments and feedback to students in and out of the traditional classroom. In this workshop, we will go over how to make your course content mobile-friendly and accessible to students outside of the classroom. Leverage social media and social media tools to keep students informed, engaged and interacting with content, peers and you (the instructor).

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  • Leveraging technologies or bringing new technologies into the classroom can often be uncomfortable
  • Tools
  • Luddites
  • Technology is a disruption and is often difficult to deal with…much like trying to get rid of a bomb
  • What is the biggest obstacle to tech in school? Students not allowed to use tech in school.
  • The pile of cell phones tells one story, but the body language of the in the first row tells an even bigger story.
  • Students will use devices, to access information, tweet, comment your lecture, get over it.
  • Military mobile field phone
  • Students will call you on your technology usage
  • The introduction of the iPhone 2007 basically changed classroom technology.
  • We often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.
  • ½ of 1% of students will sign up for general SMS notifications about class
  • SMS can be an important tool in communicating with students.
  • SMS notifications can be a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for you later in the term.
  • 98% of students will sign up for SMS notifications if it about cancelling class
  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. 10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard, Apple FaceTime and email.
  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. 10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard, Apple FaceTime and email.
  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. 10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard, Apple FaceTime and email.
  • LMS apps support iPhone, Android and Blackberry. But what are your students bring to class?
  • Most likely a feature phone or other Os not supported by the app.
  • BYOD
  • Students become closed off to content become disengaged.
  • An LMS effectively padlocks your course content
  • Solution – go responsive
  • Solution – go responsive
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.
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  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk High Ed Web – Buffalo Oct 7th, 2013 Guacamelee copyright Juice Box Games
  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Andrew Smyk Program Coordinator twitter: @andrewsmyk Interactive Multimedia Sheridan College
  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 New technologies
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetriggerhappypenguin/5141870424
  • 66 Comfy? Let’s begin
  • Content Knowledge 1.1 @**$#?!?
  • 8 #icantbelievehejustusedaninvertedgutwrenchpowerbomb beinchargeofyou.com
  • Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Marks http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-with-personal-tweets-get-high-credibility-marks/30635
  • Time to test credibility hypothesis:
  • Content Knowledge 1.6 4.8 No Twitter With Twitter
  • Why?
  • 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?
  • 17
  • .5% of students will sign up for general SMS notifications about class
  • 98%
  • 98% of students will sign up for SMS notifications if it about cancelling class
  • 34
  • Broadcasting and communicating needs to be focused and strategic
  • •Folding Chalk Board + •Face Time
  • •Folding Chalk Board + •Face Time Building relationships with technology
  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Learning Management Systems
  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Become a LMS Luchador
  • Black Box your LMS is a
  • Clear Box build a experience
  • What about my mobile LMS app?
  • BYOD But it’s a world
  • 50%of your students can’t participate approximately
  • #ffly #rwd
  • • responsive Wordpress themes • responsive boiler plates • responsive frameworks
  • What to learners/students want? Presentation/ Attractiveness Content Access Communicative Enablement Technical Functionality Learner Support July – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
  • It’s all about the Content and content access
  • Create opportunities for full (contact) interaction with your course content
  • Multi-sensory experiences enhance interaction and the relationship with content
  • 21%2012 second screen experience 36%2013 85% 70%78%tablet/phone
  • The higher the number of devices you can reach, the higher the engagement with your course content.
  • access = engagement (that’s pedagogy, baby!)
  • 60 Free-roaming learners Anytime, Anywhere
  • 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 is the primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2012 – Pew Internet
  • 57%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone is the primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2013 – Pew Internet
  • 90 percent of young people sleep next to their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
  • 90 percent of young people sleep next to their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
  • Pivot, Snack, Burst
  • students “snack” in bed and more often during times of boredom
  • 4 in 104 in 10 students do last second prep on a phone before a test - Hack College Survey students do last second prep on a phone before a test - Hack College Survey
  • students do last second prep on a phone before a test - Hack College Survey
  • Content access
  • Quality of Content 1.2 4.8 Strictly LMS Mobile Friendly Built in Bias?
  • Forge ahead
  • Make mistakes
  • Stay calm
  • There is no road map
  • • encourage tweeting • provide a hashtag • post tweets relevant to content • retweet relevant student tweets* • acknowledge student work*
  • 51% of its active user base access FB using mobile
  • • posting class notices • responding to student questions • general topic conversations • providing resources
  • Communications .8 4.2 email social media
  • Conclusion
  • Access your course content for one week on mobile to see what pain points exist in your accessing your online content.
  • 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. (You will get lots of feedback how to make it better) (Unless you’ve performed brain surgery on said students)
  • Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Questions? Comments? twitter: @andrewsmyk andrew@andrewsmyk.com
  • Resources & Credits • http://www.flickr.com/photos/21976482@N04/3244983458/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - treasure - Piotr Lewand • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavercaroline/4425551695/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - phone in bed - Caroline Caver • http://www.flickr.com/photos/photogirlaz/4524779331/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - sleeping - Photo Girl AZ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/5607484228/ - Lecture Hall – Hack NY • http://www.flickr.com/photos/threehundredsixtyfive/3506146606/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - chalkboard - Unique Apple • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosipaw/4328473236/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - cellphones - Rosie Paw • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenccwu/3403571542/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - student surfing – Stehpen CC Wu • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/437300414_c9c2c0ef78_b.jpg - payphone keyboard • http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrycady/5399344827/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - Stanton Cady - speakers • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubagallery/3986524856/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - Cuba Gallery - old radio • http://www.flickr.com/photos/leehaywood/7509715314/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - Lee Haywood - military radio • http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincetemplement/3333125657/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - zombie - Vince Templement • http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherw/536546030/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - messy room - Christopher Woods • http://www.flickr.com/photos/margolove/2309415588/ - Chalk Board –Margolove • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyza/7382255242/ Trail of Devices – Lyza Danger • Cellphones in a Pile - Courtesy Geitan Lee, flickr.com • 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