Embracing The Power Of The Mobile Revolution


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Embracing The Power Of The Mobile Revolution

  1. 1. Tim Owens – Longwood University
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. History
  4. 4. 2009 Horizon Report Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less  The 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/
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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 don't have a cellphone this year for the first time.  (that was in early 2008) http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/02/0 6/tech-cellphone.html
  8. 8. Abilene Christian University
  9. 9. Abilene Christian University
  10. 10. Louisiana Community and Technical 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 hand http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/34313179.ht ml
  11. 11. Craik School in Saskatchewan Canada
  12. 12. Craik School in Saskatchewan Canada
  13. 13. 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.ht ml
  14. 14. 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/vste2009 http://drop.io
  15. 15. Poll Everywhere Multiple choice and open-ended  questions  Link respondents to multiple questions  Interactive quizzes, polling, low-cost PRS substitute. http://www.polleverywhere.com
  16. 16. Qik Easy online video production   Videos are shown live while recording  Past recordings are accessible  http://www.qik.com/timmmmyboy http://www.qik.com
  17. 17. Twitter One to Many broadcasting   Announcements and Updates  Ability to set updates to private  Integrates with many other web services like Qik and Drop.io http://www.twitter.com
  18. 18. Textmarks Many to Many broadcasting   Facilitate a group discussion  Text “vste09” to 41411 to subscribe to the group. http://www.textmarks.com
  19. 19. Where are we headed?
  20. 20. Where are we headed? Google Android   OpenMoko  100% saturation within the next 5 years.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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/ EnablingMobileLearning/40549?time=1234893593
  23. 23. Contact genial@gmail.com   Twitter: timmmmyboy
  24. 24. 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&id=19&Itemid=13 http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/EnablingMobileL  earning/40549?time=1234893593 http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/cellphones  http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/  http://thinkingmachine.pbwiki.com/Think+Mobile+Phones+for+Learning  http://mobileactive.org/ 