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Moving Forward with Mobile

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Moving Forward with Mobile

  1. 1. Moving Forward with Mobile<br />John Dennett, Dir. Mobile Prod Management<br />October, 12 2011<br />
  2. 2. Growth of Smart Phones<br />Within the next 5 years, virtually all phones sold will be smart phones. (Mobile Trends)<br />
  3. 3. Web Access<br />By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as most common Web access device worldwide<br />
  4. 4. 1/3 of smartphone users launch apps before getting out of bed.<br />App Usage<br />
  5. 5. Smartphones for K-12 Students<br />44%<br />13-17:<br />of high school students have access to a smartphone<br />Fastest growing <br />age segment for smartphones in 2010<br />10<br />62%<br />Minutes of talk<br />of K-12 students prefer mobile devices over laptops for learning and media<br />20<br />Minutes of media consumption<br />
  6. 6. Access to knowledge<br />
  7. 7. Revolution not Evolution<br />Reframing the conversation:<br />Notion of mobile is only 2-3 years old<br />Own personal environment<br />Mobile-first approach to software development<br />
  8. 8. Mobile Device Capabilities<br />Challenging our ideas of usage<br />Multi touch<br />Access to internet at high speed<br />Capability for sensing motion and <br /> orientation<br />Location awareness<br />Media Capabilities<br />
  9. 9. Why Mobile Learning<br />Individualized learning<br />Learning is fun<br />Collaborative and interactive<br />Attendance and participation<br />Engagement<br />
  10. 10. Getting Started, A Balancing Act<br />Moving Too Fast:<br /><ul><li>Miss important steps
  11. 11. Unbalanced adoption
  12. 12. Poor user experience (teachers and students)
  13. 13. Poor results
  14. 14. Policy confusion</li></ul>Moving Too Slow:<br /><ul><li>Teachers go at it alone
  15. 15. Students use devices for non-academic purposes
  16. 16. Always playing catch up
  17. 17. Hard to change direction when you over-plan</li></ul>The Right Balance:<br /><ul><li>Technology readiness
  18. 18. Professional Development and Support
  19. 19. Acceptable Use Policy in place
  20. 20. Measurement is part of the process
  21. 21. Plan for agility
  22. 22. Plan to understand evolving needs</li></li></ul><li>Key Considerations<br />Modeling<br />Usage<br />Internal<br />Readiness<br />Professional <br />Development<br />& Support<br />Assessment & Ongoing Strategy<br />
  23. 23. Modeling Usage<br />Embrace social media<br />Communication Channels<br />PR/Brand Establishment<br />Setting an example<br />Support<br />
  24. 24. What to do about Devices?<br />Reconceptualize them as anytime, anywhere data collection, content creation, and learning tools<br />Portability<br />Low learning curve<br />Cost<br />95% + functionality<br />Fun and collaborative<br />The switch to personal mobile devices has moved the focus away from getting information to learning and asking questions.<br />
  25. 25. Internal Readiness <br />Technology<br />Network Access<br />Power/Charging Stations<br />Device Support<br />LMS, Apps, etc.<br />Policy<br /><ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy
  26. 26. Disciplinary Action
  27. 27. Student Involvement
  28. 28. BYOD vs. 1:1
  29. 29. Support </li></li></ul><li>Professional Development and Support<br />Adoption of LMS<br />Training<br />Examples<br />Evaluations<br />Usage outside of classroom<br />Resources<br />
  30. 30. K-12 Mobile Learning Resources<br />K-12 Mobile Learning Blog<br />(http://www.k12mobilelearning.com/)<br />Classroom 2.0<br />(http://www.classroom20.com/)<br />The educator’s pln<br />(http://edupln.ning.com/)<br />Connected Principals<br />http://www.connectedprincipals.com/<br />
  31. 31. Assessment & Ongoing Strategy<br />Defining “success”<br />Measuring results<br />Evolving technology<br />Flexibility<br />
  32. 32. Blackboard Mobile Central and Mobile Learn<br />Blackboard Inc. © 2010 All Rights Reserved<br />
  33. 33. Blackboard Mobile Learn Application<br />Course Map<br />Course Menu<br />
  34. 34. Blackboard Mobile Learn Application<br />Discussion Thread<br />Adding a Discussion Post<br />
  35. 35. Blackboard Mobile CentralApplication Options<br />
  36. 36. Blackboard Mobile Central School Chooser<br />
  37. 37. Blackboard Mobile Central Custom Module - Dining<br />
  38. 38. K-12 Custom Modules<br />
  39. 39. Thank you<br />John Dennett,<br />John.Dennett@blackboard.com<br />303-731-3011<br />

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