Title: Mobilizing Education Technology to Support Combat Deployment: The Army and Florida Community College at Jacksonville’s Course Design for Untethered Mobile Learning
Headquarters Army Continuing Education System partnered with Florida Community College at Jacksonville to develop courses for delivery using untethered mobile learning technologies on handheld devices. The year-long contract sought to preserve pedagogical outcomes while developing a sense of community for untethered learners. The college used rich instructional media to augment the delivery of the classes in a completely offline mobile model. The presentation will highlight best practices, lessons learned and unprecedented instructional design elements for the mobile learning environment.
About the Presenters
Amy Moorash is an Education Services Specialist at the Headquarters’ Army Continuing Education System in Alexandria VA. She is program manager for the Army’s premier online learning program, eArmyU.
Jeff Kissinger is the Director of Distance Learning and Emergent Development for the Military Education Institute at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. In his position he leads the instructional design media development team to create innovative learning solutions for the college's diverse populations, which includes currently serving military students. Jeff has worked in many arenas of education and training including K-12, private industry, and higher education. Jeff’s passions are emergent instructional technologies, mobile learning pedagogy, open courseware, and increasing access to quality learning experiences through innovation and research.