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Learning on the Move 
Using Mobile Devices & Apps to 
Drive Engagement 
Michael M. Grant, PhD 
michaelmgrant@sc.edu| @mich...
Michael M. Grant 
University of South Carolina 
http://viral-notebook.com 
michaelmgrant@sc.edu 
@michaelmgrant
3 Targets 
1. Formal, informal & semi-formal 
learning 
2. Uses of mobile devices for 
teaching & learning 
3. Considerati...
Mobile devices 
Some images from Lisa Buser at http://www.memphisparent.com/2010/09/pint-sized-learners-have-the-touch/ & ...
Formal, informal & 
semi-formal learning
Formal Learning 
Images from http://www.law.fsu.edu/prospective_students/VideoViewbook/images/sections/technology.jpg
Informal Learning 
Image from http://genteynegocios.elpais.com.uy/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/123.jpg & http://philanthropy...
Semi-formal Learning
Uses of 
Mobile 
Devices 
Increased access to student information & 
campus resources 
Increase interaction with content 
...
Increase access to student 
information & campus 
resources
Increase interaction with 
content 
Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/chegs/5161314847/sizes/l/
GeoJourney 
Images from http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/monitor/01-15-07/page26071.html
Create representations of 
knowledge
Sociology at University of 
Memphis
Fieldwork at University of 
Reading (UK) 
Image from http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/engage-in-teaching-and-learning/2014/08/27...
Augment face-to-face 
instruction 
Image from http://www.tommiemedia.com/news/professors-using-smartphones-other-technolog...
!
LectureTools from University of Michigan
Remind HQ (formerly Remind 101)
Support performance & 
decision-making 
Used with permission QuickCite.
Photomath App
Support performance & 
decision-making
RadsBest App 
Used with permission RadsBest.
Enable personalized 
learning
Enable personalized 
learning
Enable personalized 
learning 
Image from http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/3f0beef/2147483647/resize/652x%3E/quality/85/...
Deploy instruction
Modules in Mobl21
Modules in Mobl21
Microlearning in 
Amsterdam
Goat rearing in India 
Image from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Village-women-use-mobile-power-to-become...
Uses of 
Mobile 
Devices 
Increased access to student information & 
campus resources 
Increase interaction with content 
...
Always isn’t better.
Thanks. 
Questions? 
Michael M. Grant 
University of South Carolina 
Email. michaelmgrant@sc.edu 
Twitter. @michaelmgrant ...
Learning on the Move 
Using Mobile Devices & Apps to 
Drive Engagement 
Michael M. Grant, PhD 
michaelmgrant@sc.edu| @mich...
Using Mobile Devices & Apps to Drive Engagement
Using Mobile Devices & Apps to Drive Engagement
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How mobile devices and apps can drive student engagement, promote student learning, and support the goal of creating a dynamic experience in an online or on-campus course.

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  1. 1. Learning on the Move Using Mobile Devices & Apps to Drive Engagement Michael M. Grant, PhD michaelmgrant@sc.edu| @michaelmgrant UCengage Summit | October 24, 2014 Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/
  2. 2. Michael M. Grant University of South Carolina http://viral-notebook.com michaelmgrant@sc.edu @michaelmgrant
  3. 3. 3 Targets 1. Formal, informal & semi-formal learning 2. Uses of mobile devices for teaching & learning 3. Considerations for teaching & learning
  4. 4. Mobile devices Some images from Lisa Buser at http://www.memphisparent.com/2010/09/pint-sized-learners-have-the-touch/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceardach/4549898097/sizes/m/
  5. 5. Formal, informal & semi-formal learning
  6. 6. Formal Learning Images from http://www.law.fsu.edu/prospective_students/VideoViewbook/images/sections/technology.jpg
  7. 7. Informal Learning Image from http://genteynegocios.elpais.com.uy/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/123.jpg & http://philanthropy.com/blogs/social-philanthropy/files/2011/05/QR-CodesCUT31.jpg
  8. 8. Semi-formal Learning
  9. 9. Uses of Mobile Devices Increased access to student information & campus resources Increase interaction with content Create representations of knowledge Augment face-to-face instruction Support performance & decision-making Enable personalized learning Deploy instruction
  10. 10. Increase access to student information & campus resources
  11. 11. Increase interaction with content Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/chegs/5161314847/sizes/l/
  12. 12. GeoJourney Images from http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/mc/monitor/01-15-07/page26071.html
  13. 13. Create representations of knowledge
  14. 14. Sociology at University of Memphis
  15. 15. Fieldwork at University of Reading (UK) Image from http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/engage-in-teaching-and-learning/2014/08/27/facebook-ipads-and-extreme-microbes-in-iceland-by-dr-becky-thomas-dr-alice-mauchline-and-dr-rob-jackson/
  16. 16. Augment face-to-face instruction Image from http://www.tommiemedia.com/news/professors-using-smartphones-other-technology-in-classrooms/
  17. 17. !
  18. 18. LectureTools from University of Michigan
  19. 19. Remind HQ (formerly Remind 101)
  20. 20. Support performance & decision-making Used with permission QuickCite.
  21. 21. Photomath App
  22. 22. Support performance & decision-making
  23. 23. RadsBest App Used with permission RadsBest.
  24. 24. Enable personalized learning
  25. 25. Enable personalized learning
  26. 26. Enable personalized learning Image from http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/3f0beef/2147483647/resize/652x%3E/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F30%2Ffe%2Fb694d0134c2ebe3ed86e958a4909%2F140604-nursephone-stock.jpg
  27. 27. Deploy instruction
  28. 28. Modules in Mobl21
  29. 29. Modules in Mobl21
  30. 30. Microlearning in Amsterdam
  31. 31. Goat rearing in India Image from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Village-women-use-mobile-power-to-become-successful-goat-farmers/articleshow/18638154.cms & http://www.ictinagriculture.org/sites/ictinagriculture.org/files/mod6_img12.jpg
  32. 32. Uses of Mobile Devices Increased access to student information & campus resources Increase interaction with content Create representations of knowledge Augment face-to-face instruction Support performance & decision-making Enable personalized learning Deploy instruction
  33. 33. Always isn’t better.
  34. 34. Thanks. Questions? Michael M. Grant University of South Carolina Email. michaelmgrant@sc.edu Twitter. @michaelmgrant Google+ michaelmgrant
  35. 35. Learning on the Move Using Mobile Devices & Apps to Drive Engagement Michael M. Grant, PhD michaelmgrant@sc.edu| @michaelmgrant UCengage Summit | October 24, 2014

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