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MoblEd10: The State of Mobility


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MoblEd10, a mini conference at Pasadena College, explores the state of our mobile society. This is a brief welcome presentation by Michelle Pacansky-Brock and Michael Berman, offered as a few moments to reflect and ponder on how mobility is affecting the way we live, work, play and learn.

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MoblEd10: The State of Mobility

  1. 1. Welcome to MoblEd10 Pasadena City College April 19-20, 2010 Twitter: #MoblEd10
  2. 2. Where were we a year ago? MoblEd09
  3. 3. In April 2009... Michael Jackson was preparing to perform in concert in London
  4. 4. In April 2009... Nobody outside of Apple had ever seen or heard of an iPad
  5. 5. In April 2009... Nobody had ever heard of Eyjafjallajokul
  6. 6. In April 2009... Barack Obama had just been inaugurated.
  7. 7. In April 2009... “Tea Party” meant something different...
  8. 8. In April 2009... Haiti was already poor, but most Americans weren’t paying much attention...
  9. 9. In April 2009... Total fund raising by cell phone text messaging estimated at less than $1 million... (since then, estimated at $50 million...)
  10. 10. In April 2009... The US Unemployment rate was 8.6%... (now 9.7%...)
  11. 11. April 2010 the state of mobility
  12. 12. Twitter has gone mainstream. 40,000 tweets/minute 57,600,000 tweets/day Source: TweeSpeed
  13. 13. In the past year... 24% increase in smart phone sales worldwide
  14. 14. Introducing the Droid.
  15. 15. How will the iPad affect change in the way we work, live, play and learn?
  16. 16. Shifts in Higher Ed Landscape In 2009, 1 in 4 college students were enrolled in at least one online class (4 million+ total) • National online enrollment growth: 17% • Overall higher ed growth: 2% Allan and Seaman. Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009. Babson Research Group and Sloan Consortium. survey/learning_on_demand_sr2010
  17. 17. Who are our students? (18-24) • Don’t remember life before the internet • Socialize face-to-face and online • 95% of 18-24 year olds use a social network (70% daily) Source: Smith, Salaway, Borreson Caruso. ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT, 2009.
  18. 18. Who are our students? (18-24) • Create & share online content • 45% share videos online (YouTube) • 42% contribute content to wikis • 37% contribute to blogs • 35% use podcasts • Have immediate access to information • 86% own a cell phone • 51% own a hand held internet device Source: Smith, Salaway, Borreson Caruso. ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT, 2009.
  19. 19. Participatory Learning is Commonplace “Since the current generation of college students has no memory of the historical moment before the advent of the Internet, we are suggesting that participatory learning as a practice is no longer exotic or new but a commonplace way of socializing and learning. For many, it seems entirely unremarkable.” The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age by Cathy N. Davidson and David Theo Goldberg with the assistance of Zoë Marie Jones. From the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. MIT Press: Cambridge, Massachussets, 2009.
  20. 20. K-12 Students, “What obstacles do you face in using technology at your school?” #1. “I cannot use my mobile device” (51%) Project Tomorrow, Speak Up Survey, 2009.
  21. 21. 2010 Horizon Report One Year or Less: • Mobile Computing • Open Content Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). (2009). The 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  22. 22. How are you experiencing your world differently?
  23. 23. How is our collective, mobile shift changing the world?
  24. 24. MoblEd09: What can you do with a mobile device?
  25. 25. MoblEd10: What can’t you do with a mobile device?
  26. 26. Enjoy MoblEd10 Tweeting encouraged! #MoblEd10