Introductions of Rebecca and Carolyn, a little bit about our researchOverview of the session: talking, hands-on, group share, and questionsWe’ll be following up with a Proceedings that will include outcomes of our session
Tweet during our sessionWiki will link to presentation, extra readings, and items for our hands-on activity
The big question: tablets are cool, but why, and how, do we use them in instruction? Question is all over ILI listserv, and at conferences, but it’s not a new one
For educators, the Dynabook could be a new world limitedonly by their imagination and ingenuity. They could use it to show complex historical inter-relationships in ways notpossible with static linear books. Mathematics could becomea living language in which children could cause excitingthings to happen. Laboratory experiments and simulationstoo expensive or difficult to prepare could easily bedemonstrated. The production of stylish prose and poetrycould be greatly aided by being able to easily edit and file one’s own compositions.
iPad: essentially created the current market for tablet computersEducational applications (we’ll discuss in greater detail) have to do with mobility, access to information, and apps
In this session, we will focus specifically on iPads—thisinfographic looks at the personal computers of undergraduate studentsPCs still hold the major share for personal computers
Quick note on platform:Apple currently controls 59.1% of the worldwide tablet market (as of Q4 2011)iPads sold in Q4 2011 (15.43 million) > any single vendor sold of traditional PCsAmazon is a close second in the tablet market, gaining 16.7% of the market share within that single quarter (Q4 2011)
Gartner Research found that tablet sales increased 261.4% from 2010 to 2011Pew Research Center found that tablet and e-reader ownership doubled from Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012
Results align with the 2011 Pearson Foundation Study (reported by The Chronicle), which described college student ownership at 7%2012 report will be be published in Fall 2012
Pearson Foundation Study finds hugely increased ownership of tablets among college students—aligns with Pew Research Center study
Heavy expectations of using for mobile devicesInstruction only second to “general communications” in areas of expected growth for mobile devices in higher ed
Apps hold enormous potential for education
“Bloomin’ Apps”—from Kathy Schrock, who is a tech guru/school directory of technologyThere are about 50,000 apps in the Apple App Store education category, and 12-13,000 in the Google Apps Marketplace
Aside from being a trend in higher education, mobile devices (and apps) are essentially changing the information landscape for our students. It’s changing content, the way it’s delivered, and the way that students and instructors interact.
Mobile learning is defined as learning supported by mobile devices. Learning can happen anywhere and any timeEssentially, mobile devices are changing the when, where, and how of learning
Bringing More to the Table(t): Ideas and Insights for Using Tablets in Instruction
BRINGING MORE TO THE TABLE(T):IDEAS AND INSIGHTS FOR USINGTABLETS IN INSTRUCTIONREBECCA K. MILLER LOEX 2012CAROLYN MEIER COLUMBUS, OHVIRGINIA TECH
2011 ECAR NATIONAL STUDY OFUNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND IT
PEARSON FOUNDATION STUDYAS REPORTED BY THE CHRONICLE (3/14/2012)2011: 7% of students owned a tablet2012: 25% of students owned a tablet1/3 plan to buy a tablet in the next 6 months63% believe tablets will replace textbooks in the next 5 years (a15% increase from 2011)6/10 prefer to read digital books
MOBILE DEVICE ENABLERSMobile networks accessible to > 90% of the world’spopulationBy 2017, 1 billion people expected to access the Internet viamobile devicesImproved speed (4G), power (1 GHz), and capabilities (GPS,accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses)ECAR Research Bulletin: The Future of Mobile LearningMay 1, 2012
APPS & MOBILE SITES53% of colleges and universities mobile enabled at least oneservice, site, or application in the previous year55.3% of public universities, 43.6% of public colleges, and40.9% of community colleges have developed mobile apps(as of fall 2011)50% of private universities and 25.2% of private collegeshave deployed mobile appsECAR Research Bulletin: The Future of Mobile LearningMay 1, 2012
MOBILE LEARNING: PEDAGOGY Rick Oller, ECAR (The Future of Mobile Learning)I feel that one of our obligations as educators is to consider how the mobileInternet changes not only how we teach, but what it means to be knowledgeableand educated in our culture. And just as important, the mobile web opens up a hostof pedagogical possibilities. David Parry, EDUCAUSE Review
MOBILE INFORMATION LITERACYScranton Smartphone Survey (2010) Kristen Yarmey, Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment
MAJOR CONCEPTS“Mobile learning is personalized, learner centered, situated,collaborative, ubiquitous, and contextual…” Rick Oller, ECAR (The Future of Mobile Learning)• Mobile technologies are changing higher education in ways that we cannot yet completely understand• Student access to and use of information is radically changing• We have a responsibility to help students become familiar with and effectively use new technologies
CREATE YOUR RECIPESelect the following ingredients for your instruction recipe:• An objective related to mobile IL • Searching for information effectively • Critically evaluating information • Organizing and converting information found into knowledge• A disciplinary context • First year experience • Distance education • Science • Humanities • Any other context you’d like to explore• Method of assessment • Informal or formal• 2 apps • Choose from list or use your own• 2 mobile sites, services, or databases • Choose from list or use your own
IMAGE CREDITS• http://westgatenetworks.com/anytech/tablet-and-smartphone-dinner-table- etiquette/• http://www.theiphoneaddict.com/the-new-ipad/using-a-twitter-client-on-the-new- ipad/• http://musictherapyservices.net/from-ipad-skeptic-to-ipad-enthusiast-how-i- came-to-realize-that-the-ipad-could-enhance-therapy-sessions/• http://ebooktest.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/the-original-kindle-from-1968/• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipad• http://www.talkandroid.com/2853-for-power-users-the-iphone-vs-android- showdown/• http://www.ipadebookslibrary.com/See the wiki for all literature references
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