Embracing The Power Of The Mobile Revolution

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  • Ask everyone who has a cellphone available to go ahead and get it out and raise it up, take a picture of group. While e-mailing, ask for a raise of hands for how many have text messaging, how many have a smartphone, and how many have a cellphone at all?


  • 1. Live Broadcast Today http://www.ustream.tv/channel/embracin g-the-power-of-the-mobile-revolution
  • 2. Tim Owens – Longwood University
  • 3. Introduction
  • 4. History
  • 5. 2009 Horizon Report Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or LessThe idea of a single portable device that can make phone calls, take pictures, record audio and video, store data, music, and movies, and interact with the Internet — all of it — has become so interwoven into our lifestyles that it is now surprising to learn that someone does not carry one.http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/chapters/mobiles/
  • 6. Pew/Internet Report The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world in 2020. Voice recognition and touch user-interfaces with the internet will be more prevalent and accepted by 2020. The consensus is that mobile devices will continue to grow in impact because people need to be connected, wherever they are.http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/270/report_display.asp
  • 7. Pew: Networked Families 89% of married-with-children households own multiple cell phones, and nearly half (47%) own three or more mobile devices. 57% of these children (aged 7-17) have their own cell phone. 25% of survey respondents feel that their family today is now closer than their family when they were growing up thanks to the use of the internet and cell phones.http://pewresearch.org/pubs/998/networked-families
  • 8. United Nations Telecom Agency In 2000, only 12 per cent of the global population had a mobile phone. The number of mobile phone users will overtake the number of people who dont have a cellphone this year for the first time. (that was in early 2008)http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/02/06/tech-ce
  • 9. Abilene Christian University
  • 10. Abilene Christian University
  • 11. Louisiana Community andTechnical College System Pilot program to offer courses to any students with Blackberries or iPhones 21 courses in business and gen ed. Eventually, entire associate degrees will be available online and on cell phones Students will be able to register for classes, access study materials, submit assignments and go to the online bookstore all from the palm of their handhttp://www.2theadvocate.com/news/34313179.html
  • 12. Craik School in SaskatchewanCanada
  • 13. Craik School in SaskatchewanCanada
  • 14. Google SMS Text message your search query to 466453 (GOOGLE on most devices) and get results back. Keywords: weather, define, stock, postal code, translate, calculator, and more…http://www.google.ca/mobile/sms/index.html
  • 15. Drop.io Create a shared storage space for media and content. Upload new content via email, phone, fax, and more. VSTE Drop: http://drop.io/vste2009http://drop.io
  • 16. Poll Everywhere Multiple choice and open-ended questions Link respondents to multiple questions Interactive quizzes, polling, low-cost PRS substitute.http://www.polleverywhere.com
  • 17. Qik Easy online video production Videos are shown live while recording Past recordings are accessible http://www.qik.com/timmmmyboyhttp://www.qik.com
  • 18. Twitter One to Many broadcasting Announcements and Updates Ability to set updates to private Integrates with many other web services like Qik and Drop.iohttp://www.twitter.com
  • 19. Textmarks Many to Many broadcasting Facilitate a group discussion Text “vste09” to 41411 to subscribe to the group.http://www.textmarks.com
  • 20. Where are we headed?
  • 21. Where are we headed? Google Android OpenMoko 100% saturation within the next 5 years.
  • 22. The Distraction Dilemma How can we teach appropriate use of cell phones, if we are unwilling to use them at all? Set forth guidelines and stand by them. Encourage and promote positive use of new technology instead of keeping it all a mystery.
  • 23. Final Thoughts Learning is a deeply personal act that is facilitated when learning experiences are relevant, reliable, and engaging. Different kinds of learning demand appropriate strategies, tools, and resources. Technology in and of itself may not guarantee better learning. The better the experience and the more intentional the results, the greater is the likelihood that learning will occur.http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/EnablingMo
  • 24. Contact genial@gmail.com Twitter: timmmmyboy
  • 25. Sources and Links http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/chapters/mobiles/ http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/270/report_display.asp http://pewresearch.org/pubs/998/networked-families http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/02/06/tech-cellphone.html http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/34313179.html http://www.google.ca/mobile/sms/index.html http://www.drop.io http://www.polleverywhere.com/ http://www.qik.com http://www.twitter.com http://powerhousemediaservice.com/archive/index.php?option=com_content&view=article& http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/EnablingMobileLearning/40549?t http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/cellphones http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ http://thinkingmachine.pbwiki.com/Think+Mobile+Phones+for+Learning http://mobileactive.org/