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  • 1. mLearning: Mobile Devices As Research and Teaching Tools Chad M. Gesser Assistant Professor of Sociology Owensboro Community and Technical College Source: image courtesy of Prescott
  • 2. Chad M. Gesser Assistant Professor Sociology Owensboro Community and Technical College
      • Each Fall and Spring semester I teach 5 sections of Introduction to Sociology, and one of the following: Modern Social Problems, Inequality in Society, or Sociology of the Community.  In the summer I teach two Introduction to Sociology courses.  I have approximately 150 students per semester, and about 50 in the summer.
      • I am married and have three children:  Jackie (10), Josie (6), and Michael (2).  My wife is a local immigration attorney.
      • My current interests include web 2.0 in the classroom and the community, mlearning (mobile learning), civic engagement, and content relevant to my Sociology courses.
      • I've passed through a tremendous amount of change since our Laptop4u program in 2006
  • 3. Source: " Internet for the Masses ", The Economist, September 2009 
  • 4. Source: " Chart of the Day: Smartphone Sales to Beat PC Sales By 2011 ", Business Insider, August 2009
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  • 6. how it can be applied in the classroom, Source: " In Rural Africa, a Fertile Market for Mobile Phone ", New York Times, October 5, 2009 
  • 7. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_learning What is mLearning/mobile learning?
  • 8. Source: Sharples, Mike, Josie Taylor, and Giasemi Vavoula. 2006. “A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age” http://mlearning.noe-kaleidoscope.org/repository/TheoryOfLearningForMobileAge.pdf and http://www.lsri.nottingham.ac.uk/msh/Papers/Theory%20of%20Mobile%20Learning.pdf What is mLearning/mobile learning?
  • 9. What is mLearning/mobile learning? Source: " Are You Ready for Mobile Learning? " Educause Quarterly, Volume 30, No. 2, 2007 
  • 10. What is mLearning/mobile learning? Source: " Are You Ready for Mobile Learning? " Educause Quarterly, Volume 30, No. 2, 2007  ...cont'd
  • 11. Source:  Community College Survey of Student Engagement  http://www.ccsse.org/
  • 12. Source:  Chickering and Gamson, " Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education "  "Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education"
  • 13.
    • What types of consumption/production devices are we talking here?
      • ipod/itouch
      • mp3 player
      • Personal Digital assistant
      • USB Drive
      • e-book reader
      • cellphone -> smartphone
      • tablet pc
      • laptop
      • netbook
      • ipad
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    • What type of content are we talking?  What can be produced?
      • text (documents and messages)
      • image
      • video
      • audio
  • 18. Source:  Educause Center for Applied Research: " The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 "
  • 19. Source:  Educause Center for Applied Research: " The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 "
  • 20. Source:  Educause Center for Applied Research: " The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 "
  • 21. Source:  Educause Center for Applied Research: " The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 "
  • 22. Source:  Educause Center for Applied Research: " The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 "
  • 23. Source: " Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls ", New York Times, May 13, 2010 
  • 24. Source:   2010 KCTCS Fact Book
  • 25. Source:   2010 KCTCS Fact Book
  • 26. Let's focus on handheld devices
  • 27. Source: " iPhone Textbook Apps Just Keep Coming ", Chronicle, Aug. 13, 2009 To digest information
  • 28. Source: " Text2Teach: Empowering Classroom Learning Through Mobile ", Mobile Behavior, August 11, 2009 To digest information
  • 29. To produce information
      • webcam
      • microphone
      • camera
      • text editor
      • data/internet connection
  • 30.
    • Producing Content
      • The Sociology Blog
      • Cinchcasts
        • Test 3 review
        • Puff the Magic Dragon 
      • Qik
      • YouTube
      • Ustream
      • Wireless Owensboro
    • Communication
      • Facebook Fan Page
      • FriendFeed  (was used in Fall 2009, purchased by Facebook, so I abandoned it for fear it would shut down mid semester)
      • Email
    • Consuming Content
      • Google Reader
      • Apps available via smartphone
    • Personal Learning Network
      • Twitter  (personal learning environment/network)
    Examples
  • 31. Use of the Facebook Fan Page Results Spring 2010
  • 32. Use of the Facebook Fan Page Results Spring 2010
  • 33. Use of the Facebook Fan Page Results Spring 2010
  • 34. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE using Facebook with school. It is a terrific idea because you can subscribe and have alerts the min they happen not to mention I check FB a ton anyway so being able to see whats going on in a class is a HUGE plus. Great idea Prof. Gesser! Pass it along to other teachers you are sure onto something!" What were the pros/cons regarding the use of Facebook.  Do you have any suggestions?
  • 35. "It was great to be able to do more than one task at one site!  When checking your facebook for friends info and updates, the facebook updates from Sociology kept you abreast of what was going on in class.  I thought it was an excellent tool!!!!!!!" "The pros and cons of using facebook allow you to get class updates at a quicker pace. I have sms messages from facebook sent to my phone, so i get them immediately. I don't see any cons to using facebook at all. I think more classes should." What were the pros/cons regarding the use of Facebook.  Do you have any suggestions?
  • 36. "I do not have a Facebook account, and I don't plan on getting one. however, in Chad's class, I think he relied to much on his sites. We had to get a gmail account. He posted stuff on twiiter, face book, and the sociology website. I am currently taking six class, and i do not have time to constantly check for updates on so many different webpages. If I couldn't find the information i wanted on one site I had to go to another. It was frusterating. I suggest one page for all info and updates." What were the pros/cons regarding the use of Facebook.  Do you have any suggestions?
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  • 38. Perhaps one of the more difficult things I had to do this semester was to tell students the blogs and the Fan page were going to go away. What are the implications of this approach for busting down that 4th wall, service learning, lifelong learning?
  • 39. Is there a crossover between desktop PC, laptop, and mobile?  What is the integrated strategy? where does engagement and connection fit?
  • 40. Let's not forget Blackboard functionality
  • 41. Chad M. Gesser Assistant Professor of Sociology Owensboro Community and Technical College [email_address] Twitter: @profgesser New Horizons: Relevant Presentation Bookmarks Extensive mLearning/mobile learning resources ( http://delicious.com/gesser/mobilelearning) Educause: Handheld and Mobile Computing Resources mLearning: Mobile Devices As Research and Teaching Tools