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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, UT ARLINGTON 
TEACHING-FOCUSED BROWN BAG 
OCTOBER 15, 2014 
PEGGY SEMINGSON, PH.D. 
peggy@uta.edu 
Ac...
Reminders from Last Week 
Data from PEW research suggests millennials are a 
unique demographic. 
See: http://bit.ly/1nlqV...
Ask students for their 
feedback! 
Five minute Quick-write 
Thoughts on 
previous 
session? 
What you should know about me...
Fostering engagement and 
dialogue with low-tech 
▪ Break up instruction every 
7-10 minutes 
▪ Quick-writes (1-3 minutes)...
Optional: Put up language 
prompts for dialogue 
▪ To build on what you said…. 
▪ I believe…. 
▪ Based on the readings, I ...
Formative assessment- 
“exit tickets” 
▪ Pen and paper 
▪ Index cards 
▪ Post to Blackboard designated area 
▪ (assign a h...
Other uses for 
Twitter 
▪ Students “follow” organizations’ updates 
– “International Dyslexia Organization” 
– “Internati...
Millennials like relevance 
▪ New York Times articles (some have quizzes!) 
▪ Applications to real-world 
▪ Scenarios 
▪ C...
Tech-savvy and connected students: 
Mobile Devices 
▪ “Bring your own 
device” (BYOD): 
smartphone, 
tablet, laptop, etc. ...
Kahoot! 
Example: Supply and Demand Quiz 
▪ https://play.kahoot.it/#/lobby?quizId=23712e8f-bf76- 
4e02-81cc-add6ec7e898d 
...
Polleverywhere 
▪ Checking for understanding 
▪ Warm-up 
▪ Multiple-choice or open-ended 
▪ Variety of ways to display inf...
Other uses for mobile tools 
▪ Productivity 
▪ Students put due dates into their mobile device 
calendar 
▪ Cloud-based no...
Micro-content 
▪ Shortened, concise content 
▪ Great for busy students 
▪ Advance organizer (summary of what is coming 
up...
Micro-learning 
▪ Create your own or find outside learning 
▪ Example 
Mini-podcast (30 seconds-2 minutes) on key topics 
...
To create a podcast 
▪ Audacity 
▪ Soundcloud (can use free for up to three hours of 
content)
Micro-lecture 
▪ “These lectures are gone 
in 60 seconds” by David 
Shieh, Chronicle of 
Higher Education, March 
6, 2009....
YouTube 
▪ 1) Overviews or “microlectures” of crucial concepts 
related to learning so students can review and 
reinforce ...
Video creation tool in 
Blackboard: Kaltura 
▪ Center for Distance Education offers training 
courses in using Kaltura. 
▪...
Dialogue 
1. What are your thoughts? 
2. How can you use mobile-compatible tools to 
engage your students? 
3. What can yo...
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Mobile Learning and Microlearning

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This overview slideshare provides a quick glimpse into some key ideas about using mobile learning and micro-learning in higher education settings.

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Mobile Learning and Microlearning

  1. 1. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, UT ARLINGTON TEACHING-FOCUSED BROWN BAG OCTOBER 15, 2014 PEGGY SEMINGSON, PH.D. peggy@uta.edu Active Learning with a focus on millennials Large-group instruction Overarching Concepts: Multi-media and mobile Mobile learning Micr0-content Micr0-learning Your own ideas and curriculum
  2. 2. Reminders from Last Week Data from PEW research suggests millennials are a unique demographic. See: http://bit.ly/1nlqVVR
  3. 3. Ask students for their feedback! Five minute Quick-write Thoughts on previous session? What you should know about me as a learner…. What strategies have you tried? Follow-up in class with dialogue What were the results? Quick-write Write for one minute Then we will share!
  4. 4. Fostering engagement and dialogue with low-tech ▪ Break up instruction every 7-10 minutes ▪ Quick-writes (1-3 minutes) at beginning and/or end of session ▪ --warm-up ▪ --application ▪ --current events-connect to practice ▪ Turn and talk (share) ▪ What else?
  5. 5. Optional: Put up language prompts for dialogue ▪ To build on what you said…. ▪ I believe…. ▪ Based on the readings, I believe…
  6. 6. Formative assessment- “exit tickets” ▪ Pen and paper ▪ Index cards ▪ Post to Blackboard designated area ▪ (assign a hashtag for your course). Something you learned. – Twitter, e.g., #elementaryliteracy – Try to avoid the exact name of your course – What I learned/what stood out – “”The muddiest point”; use as opening for next class – What I want to learn further about and how I can do so – Questions – Other?
  7. 7. Other uses for Twitter ▪ Students “follow” organizations’ updates – “International Dyslexia Organization” – “International Reading Association” Students follow notable people in the field who post professionally Who would that be in your field? What else?
  8. 8. Millennials like relevance ▪ New York Times articles (some have quizzes!) ▪ Applications to real-world ▪ Scenarios ▪ Collaborative learning (with guidelines) ▪ What else?
  9. 9. Tech-savvy and connected students: Mobile Devices ▪ “Bring your own device” (BYOD): smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. ▪ Can use for backchannel (e.g., Kahoot!, Twitter with designated hashtag, real time searches)
  10. 10. Kahoot! Example: Supply and Demand Quiz ▪ https://play.kahoot.it/#/lobby?quizId=23712e8f-bf76- 4e02-81cc-add6ec7e898d ▪ Kahoot.it ▪ Use a mobile device, tablet, or laptop ▪ “Bring your own device” (BYOD)
  11. 11. Polleverywhere ▪ Checking for understanding ▪ Warm-up ▪ Multiple-choice or open-ended ▪ Variety of ways to display information ▪ http://www.polleverywhere.com/ ▪ User guide: http://www.polleverywhere.com/guide
  12. 12. Other uses for mobile tools ▪ Productivity ▪ Students put due dates into their mobile device calendar ▪ Cloud-based note-taking tools: – Evernote – Google Docs ▪ What else?
  13. 13. Micro-content ▪ Shortened, concise content ▪ Great for busy students ▪ Advance organizer (summary of what is coming up) on 1-page ▪ Multi-modal content ▪ Can post links in Blackboard or embed. ▪ Can make optional or required
  14. 14. Micro-learning ▪ Create your own or find outside learning ▪ Example Mini-podcast (30 seconds-2 minutes) on key topics https://soundcloud.com/peggy-semingson
  15. 15. To create a podcast ▪ Audacity ▪ Soundcloud (can use free for up to three hours of content)
  16. 16. Micro-lecture ▪ “These lectures are gone in 60 seconds” by David Shieh, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2009. ▪ http://chronicle.com/arti cle/These-Lectures-Are- Gone-in-60/19924
  17. 17. YouTube ▪ 1) Overviews or “microlectures” of crucial concepts related to learning so students can review and reinforce challenging concepts ▪ 2) Demonstrations of techniques that students will be implementing both in their lesson plans in this class, student teaching, and future teaching ▪ 3) Explanations of key assignments with advice for student success on the assignment ▪ App: YouTube Capture
  18. 18. Video creation tool in Blackboard: Kaltura ▪ Center for Distance Education offers training courses in using Kaltura. ▪ How can students make their own Kaltura video? ▪ How can students create their own micr0-content (e.g., with their mobile device?)
  19. 19. Dialogue 1. What are your thoughts? 2. How can you use mobile-compatible tools to engage your students? 3. What can you create with multi-modal content? 4. What do you want to try, either l0w-tech or high-tech?

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