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  1. 1. App Development in the Miami University Mobile Learning CenterAjoint venture between SEAS, AIMS, and ITS<br />Gerald C. Gannod<br />Kristen M. Bachman<br />James D. Kiper<br />SEAS<br />Glenn J. Platt<br />AIMS<br />Robert Howard<br />Micah J. Cooper<br />ITS<br />
  2. 2. “You Will” (1983)<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Ownership of Internet Enabled Handheld Device Among US College Student Internet Users<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />3<br />Source: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010.<br />
  4. 4. Get out your phones!<br /><br />
  5. 5. M-Learning Center Overview<br />Miami has established an M-Learning Center devoted to supporting faculty, staff, and students in the use of mobile technology for education<br />Multi-disciplinary effort involving SEAS, AIMS, and IT Services<br />SEAS: development expertise<br />AIMS: mobile media, social media<br />ITS: IT management, integration with academic<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Mission<br />To capture and distribute best practices that utilize mobile technologies in support of learning<br />To provide coordination and leadership that establishes linkages between existing development expertise and educators interested in applying mobile technologies for learning<br />To provide faculty, staff, students and practitioners with support on the use and development of mobile applications through coordination of research and educational activities<br />
  7. 7. Motivation<br />Unify efforts in mobile space on the campus<br />Provide faculty, staff, and students a resource for mobile learning and mobile computing<br />Support faculty by providing software development expertise<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Activities of the center<br />Educational Support<br />Disseminate knowledge about best practices in M-Learning<br />Software Development Support<br />Create software for mobile devices<br />Service and Research<br />Support research and outreach activities<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Courses<br />CSE 470 Mobile Application Development<br />Summer 2011 (Pilot)<br />CSE 451/551 Service Oriented Computing<br />Spring 2012<br />CSE 448/449 Senior Capstone<br />Two projects AY10-11 (See Projects Section)<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Courses<br />CSE 610 Graduate Seminar<br />F’10 M-Learning Seminar; Project with Knowledgeworks<br />Sp’10 Mobile Computing seminar<br />IMS 440 IMS Practicum<br />One project AY10-11 with Procter & Gamble<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Courses<br />Impact<br />Built capacity to build iOS applications in order to support software development activities<br />Research<br />Software Projects<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Tiers of Developers<br />M-Learning Center Development Team<br />Students hired based on experience<br />Graphic Designers, Mobile App Development, Service-Oriented Computing<br />Multiple parallel projects<br />Capstone Projects<br />Single ½ year or Full year projects<br />Course Projects<br />Semester long projects<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Software Projects<br />Miami University iPhone Application<br />Funding provided by Student Tech Fee (65%), and University Communications (35%)<br />First Released on Nov. 30th<br />4,450 New users<br />7,429 Total downloads (includes updates)<br />Student Developers<br />SEAS, SFA<br />Collaboration with ITS and University Communications<br />Videos<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />13<br />
  14. 14. HEARTifacts<br />App supports finding Automated External Defibrillators using Augmented Reality<br />Created for an external customer<br />Students part of capstone team consisting of:<br />Computer Science/Software Engineering<br />Graphic Design<br />Marketing<br />MIS<br /><br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Software Projects<br />Smart or Smashed<br />Alcohol abuse prevention / intervention app<br />Research project in collaboration with R.M. Ward in EHS<br />Work supported by EHS Dean<br />In-progress (slated for late Summer pre-release)<br />Student Developers<br />SEAS, SFA<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Software Projects<br />my Metro<br />MUITDC Finalist <br />Interdisciplinary project with students from disciplines across the university<br />Real-time tracking of Miami Metro buses<br />Eventual integration into the Miami App<br />Received long-term funding to deploy to full bus system<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Software Projects<br />Alumni Networking App<br />Supports alumni events on iPad (think modified “speed dating” format)<br />Supported by alumni office<br />In-progress (slated for late Summer release, final pilot in Chicago in Late April)<br />Student Developers<br />CSE Capstone<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Software Projects<br />Other’s in progress<br />Research Buddy<br />Proctor and Gamble<br />Using Cincinnati Zoo Academy as a testbed<br />The Everyday Dad<br />Ohio Commission on Fatherhood<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Lessons Learned<br />Partnerships and collaboration<br />Small, agile teams<br />Service Orientation<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />19<br />
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