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Using Content on Mobile Devices

  1. 1. Module 4: Finding, Using &Designing Content for Mobile Devices Finding, Using &Designing Content for Mobile Devices 2
  2. 2. Finding, Using &Designing Content for Mobile Devices“...we need to be designing learningexperiences. And those experiencesshould be - and we’ve known this for along time - should be variedexperiences.” - Seann Dikkers, Ohio University 3
  3. 3. Ways to Find Content - Find Pre-Built Content - Design Your Own 4
  4. 4. Sources of Pre-Built Content App Stores - ADVANTAGES - Easy to Use - Lots of Variety in Various Content Areas - Some Content is Free (at least to begin with) 5
  5. 5. Sources of Pre-Built Content App Stores-DISADVANTAGES - Huge Variety Can Be Confusing -Buying Content for Each Student is Costly - Concerns About Student Privacy with Some Apps Commercial Apps (see Federal Trade Commission’s Report: “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade.” (www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/12/kidsapp.shtm) 6
  6. 6. Sources of Pre-Built Content App Stores-Importance of Finding Reviews by EducatorsReview Sites:- I Education Apps Review (www.iear.org )- The Mobile Native (www.themobilenative.org) 7
  7. 7. Sources of Pre-Built Content Web-based Content that is Open for Use - ADVANTAGES- Available for free on the Web- Often from highly reputable sources, such as universities- Examples:- Ted Ed http://ed.ted.com/tour- WikiEducatorhttp://www.wikieducator.org- MIT Open CourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm 8
  8. 8. Sources of Pre-Built Content Web-based Content that is Open for Use - DISADVANTAGES- Hard to search by grade level, content area- Content often is not originally designed for K-12- Content may not display correctly on mobiledevices 9
  9. 9. Sources of Pre-Built Content Content Repositories - ADVANTAGES- Easy to search by grade level, content areaExamples:- PBS LearningMedia(www.pbslearningmedia.org/)- Merlot (www.merlot.org) 10
  10. 10. Sources of Pre-Built Content Content Repositories - ADVANTAGES- Some collections, such as Merlot below,are searchable for specific mobile devices 11
  11. 11. Sources of Pre-Built Content Content Repositories - DISADVANTAGES- Limited number of collections and topics 12
  12. 12. Designing Your Own Content Making Content Accessible for Students with Disabilities-Add subtitles or transcripts for all video- Add descriptions of all image files- Take advantage of built-in accessibility featuresof mobile devices (e.g., VoiceOver text-to-speechplayback ability on all iPads) 13
  13. 13. Designing Your Own ContentStrategies for Designing Content for BringYour Own Device (BYOD)- The Course Management System (CMS)Strategy•Use the mobile options available for Blackboard,Moodle, other course management systems•SEE example for Moodle: M-Touch(http://www.pragmasql.com/moodletouch/home.aspx) 14
  14. 14. Designing Your Own ContentStrategies for Designing Content for BringYour Own Device (BYOD)- The Mobile Web Strategy•Build your course web site to support a variety ofmobile devices•SEE: Smashing Magazine article on the MobileWeb(www.smashingmagazine.com/guidelines-for-mobile-web-development) 15

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