Exploring mobile technologies to   improve student learning                  Tanya Joosten, @tjoosten       Director (Inte...
• 95 percent of 18–29-year-olds use their  mobile phones to send and receive text  messages.• 95 percent of 18–34-year-old...
http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/top-ten-it-issues-2012
Digital learning using mobile            devices          …not new
CMS: Content, feedback, and               interactivity• https://uwm-beta.courses.wisconsin.edu/d2l/m/home
Social media: Content
Social media: Feedback and        interactivity
Mobile web clickers: Feedback
Digital story telling: Content creation
Tanya’s Mobile Taxonomy           Experiential         Data gathering        Content creation    Feedback and Interactivit...
ResultsStudents like it! 90%+
A new study…exploratory UW System Curricular Redesignhttp://uwmmobilelearning.wikispaces.com/
Mobile apps: Content and interactive
RFP• How would using mobile technologies change or  reinforce student learning in your course?• If you are already using m...
Participants & Courses•   Sara Baker: Clinical Laboratory Sciences•   Dylan Barth: English•   Rachel Baum: Jewish Studies•...
One case
Goals• Increase productivity• Encourage collaboration and community• Foster higher order learning
“Is advertising a reflection of society?Or is society a reflection of advertising?”
In-Class Assignment•   Discuss•   Discover•   Distribute•   Reflect
Best practices• Identify your goals, pedagogical tasks• Develop group projects to overcome lack of  mobile devices and tec...
• Look to identify mobile apps that provide new  functionality not available using current  technologies• Take advantage o...
The Study• Device agnostic• Quantitative data  – Instructor surveys  – Student surveys• Qualitative data  – Open-ended que...
Findings: Students• Cell phones owners• Smartphones: Apple, Android, Blackberry• Personal activities  – Text messaging  – ...
Android phone     35%    iPhone        32%  Blackberry      8%Windows Mobile    1%   Web app        1% Android tablet   6%...
Student use of mobile
Mobile app downloads
Satisfaction                                          Strongly                          Strongly                          ...
Ease of Use                                         Strongly                          Strongly                            ...
Learning                                           Strongly                            Strongly                           ...
Student comments• “Downloading apps helped me study in my free  time at work. Something I would not have been  able to do ...
Findings: Instructors• Apple users• Apps• Student engagement  – Mobile device experience  – Unenthusiastic students  disl...
http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/evolving-technologies-view-tomorrow
Considerations             Pedagogical Devices                    Efficiency                              MobileWireless  ...
And more considerations            Faculty            supportEvidence              Studentof impact             support   ...
Exploring mobile technologies to improve student learning
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Presented at Distance, Teaching and Learning in Madison, WI August 10th, 2012. Results of a 2011-2012 curricular redesign grant on intensive faculty development mobile learning from UW System OLIT....

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  • Deliver content (eg., announcements, PDFs, YouTube videos, simple augmented reality);Content creation by students (e.g., video, images, audio).Data collection (e.g., fieldwork, interviews, Internet research)Feedback and Interactivity(e.g., Twitter backchannel, mobile clickers); andFoster experiential learning experiences (e.g., simulations, role play);
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    1. 1. Exploring mobile technologies to improve student learning Tanya Joosten, @tjoosten Director (Interim), Learning Technology Center Dylan Barth, @dylanbarth Consultant, Learning Technology Center Lecturer, Department of English University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    2. 2. • 95 percent of 18–29-year-olds use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages.• 95 percent of 18–34-year-olds have a mobile phone.
    3. 3. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/top-ten-it-issues-2012
    4. 4. Digital learning using mobile devices …not new
    5. 5. CMS: Content, feedback, and interactivity• https://uwm-beta.courses.wisconsin.edu/d2l/m/home
    6. 6. Social media: Content
    7. 7. Social media: Feedback and interactivity
    8. 8. Mobile web clickers: Feedback
    9. 9. Digital story telling: Content creation
    10. 10. Tanya’s Mobile Taxonomy Experiential Data gathering Content creation Feedback and Interactivity Content delivery
    11. 11. ResultsStudents like it! 90%+
    12. 12. A new study…exploratory UW System Curricular Redesignhttp://uwmmobilelearning.wikispaces.com/
    13. 13. Mobile apps: Content and interactive
    14. 14. RFP• How would using mobile technologies change or reinforce student learning in your course?• If you are already using mobile devices, how will your use of this technology evolve to achieve the new course goals?• How would you assess your outcomes?• Why would your course be a good opportunity to make use of mobile technologies?• Why are you a good candidate to participate in this grant project?
    15. 15. Participants & Courses• Sara Baker: Clinical Laboratory Sciences• Dylan Barth: English• Rachel Baum: Jewish Studies• Vicki Callahan: Art• Jacques du Plessis: Information Studies• Jason Jones: Foreign Languages & Literature• Andrew Olson: Foreign Languages & Literature• Matt Russell: Comparative Literature• Leah Schreiber: Art and Designhttp://uwmmobilelearning.wikispaces.com/Accepted+mLearning+Proposals
    16. 16. One case
    17. 17. Goals• Increase productivity• Encourage collaboration and community• Foster higher order learning
    18. 18. “Is advertising a reflection of society?Or is society a reflection of advertising?”
    19. 19. In-Class Assignment• Discuss• Discover• Distribute• Reflect
    20. 20. Best practices• Identify your goals, pedagogical tasks• Develop group projects to overcome lack of mobile devices and tech support• Require an icebreaker or scavenger hunt requiring students to demonstrate the skills needed to complete the activity• Bring the outside of the classroom into the classroom; provide a link to the real world
    21. 21. • Look to identify mobile apps that provide new functionality not available using current technologies• Take advantage of the “mobility”• Focus on higher order learning when possible
    22. 22. The Study• Device agnostic• Quantitative data – Instructor surveys – Student surveys• Qualitative data – Open-ended questions – Informal feedback – Project updates
    23. 23. Findings: Students• Cell phones owners• Smartphones: Apple, Android, Blackberry• Personal activities – Text messaging – Taking/sending photos• Classroom benefits? – Enhanced learning – Ubiquitous learning – Fun!
    24. 24. Android phone 35% iPhone 32% Blackberry 8%Windows Mobile 1% Web app 1% Android tablet 6% iPad 11%
    25. 25. Student use of mobile
    26. 26. Mobile app downloads
    27. 27. Satisfaction Strongly Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree AgreeI would recommend this course toothers. 1.47% 1.47% 19.12% 22.06% 42.65%Overall, I am happy with using a mobiledevice. 0.00% 2.90% 17.39% 27.54% 40.58%Using the mobile device for the coursewas fun. 4.41% 5.88% 16.18% 32.35% 25.00%
    28. 28. Ease of Use Strongly Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree AgreeTechnical support was available when Ineeded it. 0.00% 2.94%38.24%23.53% 5.88%Using my mobile device was simple. 2.94% 5.88%22.06%32.35%19.12%I had no problems using my mobile devicefor the course. 4.35% 8.70%15.94%27.54%28.99%
    29. 29. Learning Strongly Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree AgreeThe mobile device has been beneficial tomy learning. 5.80% 7.25% 17.39% 26.09% 30.43%Mobile devices made it easy to connectideas together. 4.29% 8.57% 25.71% 30.00% 17.14%Mobile devices helped me understand thecourse material. 4.48% 10.45% 25.37% 29.85% 11.94%
    30. 30. Student comments• “Downloading apps helped me study in my free time at work. Something I would not have been able to do without [my] mobile device.”• “It helps with the flexibility of receiving a good grade. I was all over the place: airport, doctors office, work, home, community pool, a friends house, and I was still able to complete my work.”• “I love practical applications in classwork because it is education in ‘real time’. Technology changes so fast and this class encompassed all the new technology and tools.”
    31. 31. Findings: Instructors• Apple users• Apps• Student engagement – Mobile device experience – Unenthusiastic students  dislike technology“…the main advantage was giving the studentsthe opportunity to have knowledge at theirfingertips.”
    32. 32. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/evolving-technologies-view-tomorrow
    33. 33. Considerations Pedagogical Devices Efficiency MobileWireless App Mobile Power Web
    34. 34. And more considerations Faculty supportEvidence Studentof impact support Scale Access

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