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  • Poll Title: Do you currently use mobile technology as part of your curriculum?

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  • There is not one definition of social presence. I would define it as how perceive myself in relation to others while communicating with others via the online or mobile environment


  • Poll Title: What mobile apps do you use in your classes?

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  • Using mobile apps to foster social presence in

    1. 1. Using Mobile Apps to Foster Social Presence in the Online Classroom George Engel Keith Pratt, PhD Rena Palloff, PhD
    2. 2. • 5 billion cell phones in world • 1 billion internet capable mobile devices • Online Enrollments include mobile device users • What is the impact of mobile tech on the online learning environment?
    3. 3. • “The degree of salience between two communicators” (Short & Christie, 1976). • “the person we become when we are online and how we express that person in virtual space (Palloff and Pratt, 2007). Multiple definitions:
    4. 4. • Early research began on study of communication medium • Much modern research centers on the online environment • Little research, at this time, on mobile the mobile environment
    5. 5. • Students can participate in coursework without using a desktop • Mobile tech allows communication to go beyond simple voice or text based • Mobile tech is a tether that binds a new generation of learners together with a connectedness not possible in previous generations
    6. 6. Mobile technology, with its ultimate connective/communicative capability, has the potential to enhance the “realness” of a person’s presence in an online classroom.
    7. 7. Social Networks Social networks are a two edged sword: • They foster online presence and build connections • They can destroy social presence and isolate an individual from the group Use of networks within a classroom environment must be carefully administrated.
    8. 8. Cel.li Podio Evernote Yammer Join.me DropBox Google apps MS 360
    9. 9. • Polleverywhere.com • Flikr.com • Orchestra-to-do • 37 signals campfire • Flow • Phuser • Self-destructable text notes

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