Leveraging mobile to increase
student engagement
Andrew Smyk
High Ed Web – Buffalo
Oct 7th, 2013
Guacamelee copyright Juic...
Leveraging mobile to increase
student engagement
Andrew Smyk
HighWeb Ed – Arkansas
July 27, 2012
Andrew Smyk
Program Coord...
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...
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 Syste...
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
Functionali...
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...
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*
• acknowledg...
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 bett...
Leveraging mobile to increase
student engagement
Andrew Smyk
HighWeb Ed – Arkansas
July 27, 2012
Questions? Comments?
twit...
Resources & Credits
• http://www.flickr.com/photos/21976482@N04/3244983458/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - treasure - Piotr Lewa...
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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 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 - Buffalo

    1. 1. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk High Ed Web – Buffalo Oct 7th, 2013 Guacamelee copyright Juice Box Games
    2. 2. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Andrew Smyk Program Coordinator twitter: @andrewsmyk Interactive Multimedia Sheridan College
    3. 3. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 New technologies
    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetriggerhappypenguin/5141870424
    5. 5. 66 Comfy? Let’s begin
    6. 6. Content Knowledge 1.1 @**$#?!?
    7. 7. 8 #icantbelievehejustusedaninvertedgutwrenchpowerbomb beinchargeofyou.com
    8. 8. Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Marks http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-with-personal-tweets-get-high-credibility-marks/30635
    9. 9. Time to test credibility hypothesis:
    10. 10. Content Knowledge 1.6 4.8 No Twitter With Twitter
    11. 11. Why?
    12. 12. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    13. 13. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    14. 14. 17
    15. 15. .5% of students will sign up for general SMS notifications about class
    16. 16. 98%
    17. 17. 98% of students will sign up for SMS notifications if it about cancelling class
    18. 18. 34
    19. 19. Broadcasting and communicating needs to be focused and strategic
    20. 20. •Folding Chalk Board + •Face Time
    21. 21. •Folding Chalk Board + •Face Time Building relationships with technology
    22. 22. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Learning Management Systems
    23. 23. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Become a LMS Luchador
    24. 24. Black Box your LMS is a
    25. 25. Clear Box build a experience
    26. 26. What about my mobile LMS app?
    27. 27. BYOD But it’s a world
    28. 28. 50%of your students can’t participate approximately
    29. 29. #ffly #rwd
    30. 30. • responsive Wordpress themes • responsive boiler plates • responsive frameworks
    31. 31. 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
    32. 32. It’s all about the Content and content access
    33. 33. Create opportunities for full (contact) interaction with your course content
    34. 34. Multi-sensory experiences enhance interaction and the relationship with content
    35. 35. 21%2012 second screen experience 36%2013 85% 70%78%tablet/phone
    36. 36. The higher the number of devices you can reach, the higher the engagement with your course content.
    37. 37. access = engagement (that’s pedagogy, baby!)
    38. 38. 60 Free-roaming learners Anytime, Anywhere
    39. 39. Mobile has become the student’s first choice for internet access - NMC Horizons Technologies Report 2011
    40. 40. 48%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone is the primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2012 – Pew Internet
    41. 41. 57%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone is the primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2013 – Pew Internet
    42. 42. 90 percent of young people sleep next to their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
    43. 43. 90 percent of young people sleep next to their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
    44. 44. Pivot, Snack, Burst
    45. 45. students “snack” in bed and more often during times of boredom
    46. 46. 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
    47. 47. students do last second prep on a phone before a test - Hack College Survey
    48. 48. Content access
    49. 49. Quality of Content 1.2 4.8 Strictly LMS Mobile Friendly Built in Bias?
    50. 50. Forge ahead
    51. 51. Make mistakes
    52. 52. Stay calm
    53. 53. There is no road map
    54. 54. • encourage tweeting • provide a hashtag • post tweets relevant to content • retweet relevant student tweets* • acknowledge student work*
    55. 55. 51% of its active user base access FB using mobile
    56. 56. • posting class notices • responding to student questions • general topic conversations • providing resources
    57. 57. Communications .8 4.2 email social media
    58. 58. Conclusion
    59. 59. Access your course content for one week on mobile to see what pain points exist in your accessing your online content.
    60. 60. It’s OK to make mistakes, this is not brain surgery (Unless you are actually doing brain surgery)
    61. 61. 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)
    62. 62. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012 Questions? Comments? twitter: @andrewsmyk andrew@andrewsmyk.com
    63. 63. 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
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