H O W M A N Y
M O B I L E D E V I C E S
D O Y O U H AV E ?
• smartphone
• tablet
• e-reader
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( Y O U S E F, 2 0 0 7 )
At it's simplest, mobile learning is the provision of
education on a mobile device.
D I S TA N C E S T U D E N T S
M O B I L E L E A R N I N G F O R
T R A D I T I O N A L D I S TA N C E L I B R A RY
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F R O N T I E R
N U R S I N G
U N I V E R S I T Y
• Founded in 1939 in Hyden,
KY to support the Frontier
Nursing Service
•...
F R O N T I E R
N U R S I N G
U N I V E R I S T Y
Students are:
• 95% female
• Average age = 36
• RNs with one year
profes...
H O W I T A L L S TA R T E D . . .
O B J E C T I V E S
• Does using a mobile
device give students
more study time?
• Do students actually
use the resources t...
M E T H O D O L O G Y
S U R V E Y S A M P L E
P E R C E N TA G E O F S T U D E N T S W H O A G R E E D O R S T R O N G LY
A G R E E D T H AT H AV I N G A M O B I L E D ...
S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
P E R C E N TA G E O F S T U D E N T S W H O U S E D T H E I R
M O B I L E D E V I C E T O A S S ...
S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
R E S P O N S E S S H O W I N G H O W O F T E N C L I N I C A L S T U D E N T S
U S E D T H E I R...
S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
A P P S % R E P O R T E D
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L E X I C O M P 2 4 . 9 1 %
D Y N A M E D 1 9 . 5 1 %
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S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
F L U C T U AT I O N O F M E N T I O N S F O R S E L E C T E D A P P S
P O S I T I V E F E E D B A C K
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Skyscape
Medscape
Epocrates Essentials
Essential Evidence Plus
A P P N A M E S A R E P R O B L E M AT I C
I N T E R E S T I N G R E S P O N S E S
• Library
• ANGEL
• Blackboard Collaborate
• Blackboard
S AY W H AT ?
W H AT D O E S T H I S M E A N ?
F O R U S
S T U D E N T S A R E U S I N G M O B I L E
D E V I C E S A S L E A R N I N G T O O L S
• Increase mobile content institut...
M O B I L E L E A R N I N G I S I M P O R TA N T F O R
S T U D E N T S I N C L I N I C A L P R A C T I C A
• Move to probl...
"If you build it, they will come."
- F I E L D O F D R E A M S
If we teach it, they will use it.
F O R Y O U
I F Y O U T E A C H I T T H E Y W I L L C O M E
• Identify relevant apps
• Use in curriculum
• Demonstrate
M A I N TA I N I N G M O B I L E
• Use clear terminology
• Use mobile technology yourself
• Stay abreast of mobile trends
P H O T O C R E D I T S
Title - (app)ropriate CC-BY-NC Robert Bruce Murray III, 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/thirddesig...
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
• Contact us at:
• billieanne.gebb@frontier.edu
• zach.young@frontier.edu
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Mobile Resources Use in a Distance Learning Population

  1. 1. H O W M A N Y M O B I L E D E V I C E S D O Y O U H AV E ? • smartphone • tablet • e-reader tinyurl.com/DLSpoll
  2. 2. ( Y O U S E F, 2 0 0 7 ) At it's simplest, mobile learning is the provision of education on a mobile device.
  3. 3. D I S TA N C E S T U D E N T S M O B I L E L E A R N I N G F O R
  4. 4. T R A D I T I O N A L D I S TA N C E L I B R A RY S E R V I C E S I N T E R L I B R A RY L O A N B O O K D E L I V E RY O N L I N E D ATA B A S E S O PA C S E L E C T R O N I C J O U R N A L S O N L I N E I N S T R U C T I O N C H AT / E M A I L / P H O N E R E F E R E N C E
  5. 5. F R O N T I E R N U R S I N G U N I V E R S I T Y • Founded in 1939 in Hyden, KY to support the Frontier Nursing Service • Began distance programs in 1989 • Grants graduate degrees to nurses seeking to become a CNM, FNP, or WHNP
  6. 6. F R O N T I E R N U R S I N G U N I V E R I S T Y Students are: • 95% female • Average age = 36 • RNs with one year professional experience
  7. 7. H O W I T A L L S TA R T E D . . .
  8. 8. O B J E C T I V E S • Does using a mobile device give students more study time? • Do students actually use the resources that we give them? • What do they use that we don't know about??
  9. 9. M E T H O D O L O G Y
  10. 10. S U R V E Y S A M P L E
  11. 11. P E R C E N TA G E O F S T U D E N T S W H O A G R E E D O R S T R O N G LY A G R E E D T H AT H AV I N G A M O B I L E D E V I C E A L L O W S M O R E T I M E I N T H E D AY T O S T U D Y O R C O M P L E T E C O U R S E W O R K . S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
  12. 12. S U R V E Y R E S U LT S P E R C E N TA G E O F S T U D E N T S W H O U S E D T H E I R M O B I L E D E V I C E T O A S S I S T W I T H S C H O O L W O R K .
  13. 13. S U R V E Y R E S U LT S R E S P O N S E S S H O W I N G H O W O F T E N C L I N I C A L S T U D E N T S U S E D T H E I R M O B I L E D E V I C E T O A C C E S S I N F O R M AT I O N
  14. 14. S U R V E Y R E S U LT S
  15. 15. A P P S % R E P O R T E D E P O C R AT E S 2 8 . 3 0 % L E X I C O M P 2 4 . 9 1 % D Y N A M E D 1 9 . 5 1 % E M A I L 1 6 . 4 8 % A H R Q 1 6 . 3 9 % M E D S C A P E 1 2 . 4 5 % B L A C K B O A R D M O B I L E 1 1 . 8 1 % D R O P B O X 9 . 8 0 % I G E R I AT R I C S 6 . 2 3 % S A N F O R D G U I D E 5 . 9 5 % S K Y S C A P E 5 . 3 1 % F L A S H C A R D S 5 . 1 3 % I N T E R N E T B R O W S E R 4 . 9 5 % M I C R O M E D E X 4 . 7 6 % P R E G N A N C Y W H E E L 4 . 2 1 % E S S E N T I A L E V I D E N C E P L U S 3 . 7 5 % P O D C A S T S 3 . 7 5 % E V E R N O T E 3 . 5 7 % FA C E B O O K 3 . 3 0 %
  16. 16. S U R V E Y R E S U LT S F L U C T U AT I O N O F M E N T I O N S F O R S E L E C T E D A P P S
  17. 17. P O S I T I V E F E E D B A C K “ U S E D T O L I S T E N T O B L A C K B O A R D A N D C A M TA S I A S W H I L E D O I N G H O U S E H O L D TA S K S , C O M M U T I N G O R E X E R C I S I N G . ” “ B E S T F O R L I S T E N I N G T O L E C T U R E S W H I L E D O I N G O T H E R T H I N G S L I K E D R I V I N G , WA L K I N G O R C L E A N I N G ” “ P O RTA B L E A N D C A N S T U D Y WA I T I N G F O R A P P O I N T M E N T S , W H E N I T ’ S S L O W AT W O R K , W H E N R I D I N G I N T H E C A R A S A PA S S E N G E R ” “ I U S E D Y N A M E D A N D L E X I C O M P D A I LY AT W O R K . I A M S O G R AT E F U L F O R A C C E S S T O T H E S E S E R V I C E S A N D T H AT I WA S TA U G H T H O W T O E F F E C T I V E LY U S E T H E M AT C L I N I C A L B O U N D . ”
  18. 18. N E G AT I V E F E E D B A C K “ I S T I L L D O N ' T U N D E R S TA N D H O W T O U S E M Y M O B I L E D E V I C E S F O R S C H O O L W O R K . ” “ I W I S H I C O U L D H AV E S O M E I N S T R U C T I O N O N H O W I C A N U T I L I Z E M Y I P H O N E M O R E . T E C H N O L O G Y U S E I S N O T I N T U I T I V E F O R M E . . . " “ I U S E D [ A P P N A M E R E D A C T E D ] , W H I C H H A S A G O O D D E A L O F O V E R V I E W I N F O R M AT I O N , B U T WA S V E RY B U G G Y, C O N S TA N T LY U P D AT E D , A N D F R E Q U E N T LY C R A S H E D . ” “ I T ' S T O O S M A L L , S O I J U S T O C C A S I O N A L LY U S E D M Y P H O N E T O C H E C K M Y E M A I L . ”
  19. 19. DynaMed Skyscape Medscape Epocrates Essentials Essential Evidence Plus A P P N A M E S A R E P R O B L E M AT I C
  20. 20. I N T E R E S T I N G R E S P O N S E S • Library • ANGEL • Blackboard Collaborate • Blackboard S AY W H AT ?
  21. 21. W H AT D O E S T H I S M E A N ?
  22. 22. F O R U S
  23. 23. S T U D E N T S A R E U S I N G M O B I L E D E V I C E S A S L E A R N I N G T O O L S • Increase mobile content institution-wide • Provide tech support for mobile technologies • Deliver library content in mobile-friendly format • Build relationships with faculty
  24. 24. M O B I L E L E A R N I N G I S I M P O R TA N T F O R S T U D E N T S I N C L I N I C A L P R A C T I C A • Move to problem based learning (PBL) • Use scaffolded instruction • Consider fundamental device instruction • Include student recommended apps in instruction
  25. 25. "If you build it, they will come." - F I E L D O F D R E A M S If we teach it, they will use it.
  26. 26. F O R Y O U
  27. 27. I F Y O U T E A C H I T T H E Y W I L L C O M E • Identify relevant apps • Use in curriculum • Demonstrate
  28. 28. M A I N TA I N I N G M O B I L E • Use clear terminology • Use mobile technology yourself • Stay abreast of mobile trends
  29. 29. P H O T O C R E D I T S Title - (app)ropriate CC-BY-NC Robert Bruce Murray III, 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/thirddesign/3218343159/in/set-72157616742374498 Slide 2 - http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2013/03/13-impressive-statistics- about-mobile-device-use Slide 4 - Simple CC-BY Nana B Agyei, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nanagyei/ 5603559201/in/set-72157620555290596 Slide 5 - http://blog.dlsii.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/distance-education.jpg Slide 28 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/real-life-field-dreams-plan-379343 Slide 29 - Hemnes Mirror, Ikea, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00122822/ All other photos by the authors or courtesy of Frontier Nursing University
  30. 30. F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N • Contact us at: • billieanne.gebb@frontier.edu • zach.young@frontier.edu

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