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  • FRN Mobile Computing 2011 Presentation

    1. 1. Integrating Mobile Devices in the ClassroomPresented by Christina Ostroff & Marie Octobre
    2. 2. Mobile Computing "Mobile computing is a form of human–computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software." (Wikipedia)
    3. 3. Questions for the Class Do you own a mobile phone? Is it a smartphone? Is it a Blackberry, Android, or iPhone? What is an app? Where do you find them?
    4. 4. Why Mobile? Go where the students are!  According the recent ECAR survey, 62.7% of students own an internet capable handheld device (Smith)  99.8% of students own a cell phone and 49% of those are smartphones (Truong) Make content accessible anywhere  Read e-mail  Text messages  RSS feeds  Search the internet  Take/review notes
    5. 5. Benefits of Mobile Learning Improves literacy and numeracy skills Recognize existing abilities Encourage independent and collaborative learning Identify areas where assistance and support is needed Bridge the gap between mobile phone and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy Engages reluctant learners Helps learners remain focused for longer periods Raises self-esteem and self-confidence (Attewell cited in Shih)
    6. 6. Goals Familiarize students with mobile devices in learning Empower students Enhance participation, engagement, and student ownership of learning Improve student confidence and test-taking strategy
    7. 7. Note-Taking Apps  Create notes  Bookmarks  Save pictures  Images  Organize folders and tags
    8. 8. Note-Taking Apps  Create notes  Tasks  Checklists  Bookmarks  Images  Organize folders, tags, and board
    9. 9. Student Activities Class Notes (Note-Taking Apps) Collecting Related Content (Note-Taking Apps) Respond to readings using micro-blogging (Twitter) Group assignment to create test questions from notes (Note-Taking Apps) Share test questions with class (Twitter)
    10. 10. Technology Considerations Platform compatibility and device access  Select apps and tools available for:  Android  iOS (iPhone, iPad)  BlackBerry  Desktops/Laptops Learning Curve  Focus on 1-2 tools at a time  Assign specific, structured tasks to introduce the tool  Provide rubric in advance to guide student work
    11. 11. Assessment Track participation via Twitter Grade questions created through group work (rubric) Class survey of opinions on apps usefulness
    12. 12. Other Apps for the Classroom Google Apps for Education- 8 Android Apps for Education- Wolfram Alpha- 10 iPhone Apps to Get You Back to School-
    13. 13. Further Reading Educause: Mobile Learning - 132 resources for M-Learning from Educause Carlucci, Lisa, and Thomas. "Gone Mobile?" Library Journal 135.17 (2010): 30-4. < >. EISELE-DYRLI, KURT. "Mobile Goes Mainstream." District Administration 47.2 (2011): 46-55. < >. El-Hussein, Mohamed Osman,M., and Johannes C. Cronje. "Defining Mobile Learning in the Higher Education Landscape." Journal of Educational Technology & Society 13.3 (2010): 12-21. < >.
    14. 14. Further Reading Continued Gebauer, Judith. "User Requirements of Mobile Technology: A Summary of Research Results." Information Knowledge Systems Management 7.1 (2008): 101-19. < >. Hyo-Jeong So, Peter Seow, and Chee Kit Looi. "Location Matters: Leveraging Knowledge Building with Mobile Devices and Web 2.0 Technology." Interactive Learning Environments 17.4 (2009): 367-82. < >. Keller, Josh. "The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus." Chronicle of Higher Education 57.36 (2011): B4-6. < >.
    15. 15. ReferencesShih,Yuhsun Edward and Dennis Mills. "Setting the New Standard with Mobile Computing in Online Learning." International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8.2 (2007). Web. 15 June 2011.Smith, Shannon D and Judith Borreson Caruso. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010—Key Findings (Key Findings). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. (2010). Web. 16 June 2011.Truong, Kelly. "Student Smartphone Use Doubles; Instant Messaging Loses Favor." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 17 June 2010. Web. 16 June 2011.
    16. 16. Mobile Computing Wordle