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  • Tweet: student engagement #hewebar #mobile\n\n
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  • Wanted to give an inverted gutwrench powerbomb for getting the low score.\n
  • Wanted to give an inverted gutwrench powerbomb for getting the low score.\n
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  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
  • One section followed my Twitter feed, the other did not. Got a low score in the non-Twitter section, and more than doubled with Twitter section.\n
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  • Don’t be a technology Luddite in the classroom.\n
  • Technology is a disruption and is often difficult to deal with…much like trying to get rid of a bomb\n
  • What is the biggest obstacle to tech in school? Students not allowed to use tech in school.\n
  • The pile of cell phones tells one story, but the body language of the in the first row tells an even bigger story.\n
  • Students will use devices, to access information, tweet, comment your lecture, get over it.\n
  • Bring tech into the classroom, but not old tech.\n
  • The introduction of the iPhone 2007 basically changed classroom technology.\n
  • We often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • As educators, we often think of this as the zombie apocalypse.\n
  • Children are growing up mobile and we need to adapt to the wave of change coming towards us in HigherEd.\n
  • Getting students to tune in is difficult and requires some nuance.\n
  • ½ of 1% of students will sign up for general SMS notifications about class\n
  • SMS can be an important tool in communicating with students.\n
  • SMS notifications can be a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for you later in the term.\n
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  • 98% of students will sign up for SMS notifications if it about cancelling class\n
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  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. \nMy 10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard,\nApple FaceTime and email. \n
  • Old technology plus new technology transforms the older technology into something new. \n10 year old daughter works on her math homework in the treehouse with a blackboard,\nApple FaceTime and email. \n
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  • LMS apps support iPhone, Android and Blackberry. But what are your students bring to class?\n
  • Most likely a feature phone or other Os not supported by the app. Cellphones in a Pile - Courtesy Geitan Lee, flickr.com\n\n
  • BYOD\n
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  • An LMS effectively padlocks the access to your course content\n
  • Solution – go responsive\n
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  • Get your course content on to a variety of devices.\n
  • Be future-friendly.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
  • Students do not care about content presentation, they just want content access.\n
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  • Think about mobile devices, you interact with the content through direct interaction by hold device, touch gestures and proximity to yourself. This is much\ndifferent than the desktop experience.\n
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  • My server logs show spikes in access after 11pm to about midnight the night before class.\n
  • Also, if I give a quiz, my server logs show a spike one hour prior to the quiz. Students will be accessing your\ncontent anywhere, waiting in line at the coffee shop, in the cafeteria, on the bus, etc. \n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • One section was given course content strictly through the LMS, the other received the mobile friendly (responsive)\nversion of the content.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Pioneering is difficult, filled with tangents, stumbles and getting lost.\n
  • Tools\n
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  • We all to often see Twitter, Gmail and Facebook as distractions in the classroom.\n
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  • Retweets during an average class.\n
  • Retweets during student presentations, during which I tweet out student finds or compliment projects and presentations.\n
  • Sometimes you will get colorful results.\n
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  • There is nothing wrong with being an educational luchador.\n
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  • Ethnography is a simple way to get students to interact with each other and discover course content\noutside of the classroom.\n
  • Tumblr is an excellent tool for field research, students being able to post text, photos, video\n
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  • Self-service milk dispenser.\n
  • Another version of the same self-service milk dispenser\n
  • What do you do here? What is the interface telling you to do first?\n
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  • If you’ve done brain surgery with this, you are not getting any feedback.\n
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    • 1. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement Andrew Smyk HighWeb Ed – Arkansas July 27, 2012
    • 2. Andrew Smyk• program coordinator, interactive multimedia• Sheridan College• master of education• user interface & user experience• grew up in Clinton, NY• live in Toronto, Canada twitter: @andrewsmyk
    • 3. Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 4. Agenda Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 5. Agenda#hewebAR Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 6. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 7. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 8. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 9. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 10. Agenda#hewebAR• ad-hoc research• technology• the classroom• content access• social media Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement
    • 11. student engagement #hewebar #mobile
    • 12. Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
    • 13. Comfy? 7
    • 14. Comfy? Let’s begin 7
    • 15. Content Knowledge
    • 16. Content Knowledge 1.1
    • 17. Content Knowledge 1.1 WHAT?!?
    • 18. beinchargeofyou.com
    • 19. #icantbelievehejustusedaninvertedgutwrenchpowerbomb beinchargeofyou.com
    • 20. beinchargeofyou.com
    • 21. Professors With Personal Tweets Get High Credibility Markshttp://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-with-personal-tweets-get-high-credibility-marks/30635
    • 22. Content KnowledgeNo TwitterWith Twitter
    • 23. Content KnowledgeNo Twitter 1.8With Twitter
    • 24. Content KnowledgeNo Twitter 1.8With Twitter 4.3
    • 25. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    • 26. What do the slate tablet, pencil, calculator, laptop and cell phones all have in common?
    • 27. http://flic.kr/p/7AuyhU
    • 28. http://flic.kr/p/9xvPGy
    • 29. http://flic.kr/p/crBfJf
    • 30. http://flic.kr/p/65x98K
    • 31. http://flic.kr/p/75gYXb
    • 32. .5%of students will sign up for general SMSnotifications about class
    • 33. 98%
    • 34. 98%of students will sign up for SMSnotifications if it about cancelling class
    • 35. Broadcasting and communicatingneeds to be focused and strategic http://flic.kr/p/9e847c
    • 36. •Folding Chalk Board +•Face Time http://flic.kr/p/4w5mN9
    • 37. •Folding Chalk Board + Face Time•Building relationships with technology
    • 38. Black Box
    • 39. your LMS is aBlack Box
    • 40. build aexperience
    • 41. build aClear Boxexperience
    • 42. • What about my mobile LMS app?
    • 43. But it’s aBYOD world
    • 44. 55% can’t participate
    • 45. http://bit.ly/QoB8Qw
    • 46. #ffly #rwd
    • 47. • responsive Wordpress themes
    • 48. • responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates
    • 49. • responsive Wordpress themes• responsive boiler plates• responsive frameworks
    • 50. What to learners/students want?July – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 51. What to learners/students want? Content AccessJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 52. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative EnablementJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 53. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative Enablement Technical FunctionalityJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 54. What to learners/students want? Content Access Communicative Enablement Technical Functionality Learner SupportJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 55. What to learners/students want? Content Access Presentation/ Communicative Attractiveness Enablement Technical Functionality Learner SupportJuly – September 2004: International Journal on E-Learning Alex Koohang & Jacques De Plessis
    • 56. It’s all about theContent
    • 57. Create opportunities for full (contact)interaction with your course content
    • 58. Multi-sensory experiencesenhance interaction and the relationship with content
    • 59. The higher the number of devices you can reach, the higher the engagement with your course content.
    • 60. access = engagement
    • 61. access = engagement (that’s pedagogy, baby!)
    • 62. Free-roaming learners
    • 63. Free-roaming learners Anywhere, Anytime
    • 64. Mobile has become the student’s first choice for internet access- NMC Horizons Technologies Report 2011 http://flic.kr/p/cfkZhN
    • 65. 48%of 18 to 29-year-olds, a mobile phone isthe primary way of getting online - Cell Internet Use 2012 – Pew Internet
    • 66. 90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank http://flic.kr/p/PpWrC
    • 67. 90 percent of young people sleep nextto their cell phones – Pew Research Center The Databank
    • 68. Pivot, Snack, Burst
    • 69. students “snack” in bed and more often during times of boredom http://flic.kr/p/7K57kr
    • 70. 4 in 10students do last second prep on aphone before a test - Hack College Survey http://flic.kr/p/6bLceY
    • 71. Quality of ContentStrictlyLMSMobileFriendly
    • 72. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobileFriendly
    • 73. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobile 4.6Friendly
    • 74. Quality of ContentStrictly 1.2LMSMobile 4.6Friendly Built in Bias?
    • 75. Forge ahead
    • 76. Make mistakes
    • 77. Stay calm
    • 78. There is no road map
    • 79. • encourage tweeting
    • 80. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag
    • 81. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content
    • 82. • encourage tweeting• provide a hashtag• post tweets relevant to content• acknowledge student work*
    • 83. http://flic.kr/p/au18GP
    • 84. 44% of its active user baseaccess FB using mobile
    • 85. • posting class notices
    • 86. • posting class notices• responding to student questions
    • 87. • posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations
    • 88. • posting class notices• responding to student questions• general topic conversations• providing resources
    • 89. Ethnography
    • 90. Ethnography• text• email• camera
    • 91. Examples of evolving user interfaces (photo journal)
    • 92. OKIt’s to make mistakes, this is not brain surgery
    • 93. It’s OK to make mistakes, this is not brain surgery(Unless you are actually doing brain surgery)
    • 94. Students will forgive mistakes, when trying to implement something new.
    • 95. Students will forgive mistakes, when trying to implement something new. (You will get lots of feedback how to make it better)
    • 96. Students willforgive 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)
    • 97. Additional Web Content
    • 98. Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012
    • 99. Additional Web Contenthttp://www.andrewsmyk.com/hewebar2012 (it’s responsive!)
    • 100. Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
    • 101. http://flic.kr/p/4uVQ7
    • 102. student engagement #hewebar #mobile
    • 103. Responsive Web Design Book Give-a-Waystudent engagement #hewebar #mobile
    • 104. RWD Book Give-a-Way
    • 105. Questions:andrew@andrewsmyk.comtwitter: @andrewsmykhttp://gplus.to/andrewsmyk#hewebAR
    • 106. Resources & Credits• 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