Going Mobile in Higher Ed
Session 1: Welcome: The Mobile Edu Landscape
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Description: In our opening session, we lay the groundwork for where we are and where we’re headed with mobile technologies in higher education. To help us establish the landscape, Ellen Wagner from WCET/WICHE will share the data and her insights from the Managing Online Education survey as well as data from the Campus Computing Project.
Session 2: Communication Strategies
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Description: How do faculty use mobile technologies to communicate with students? Is that communication a one way or two way push or pull? Faculty from different settings share what they have done with mobile technologies and how the students have responded. This session features the experiences of:
Session 3: Mobile Field Work & Classwork
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Description: Mobile technologies can take students into places and provide resources on the go. They can also alter what we do in traditional classrooms. Faculty in this session will share what they’ve done with mobile devices in the field or in the classroom. This session features the experiences of:
Session 4: Delivering Mobile Content Accessibly
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Description: For most of us, developing Web content can be challenging in itself, let alone developing for a variety of mobile devices. In this session, we explore the pros and cons of developing apps for a specific device such as the iPhone, developing Mobile Web sites, and tools for doing it. Brandon Bowersox is joined by Janine Warner and David LaFontaine, co-authors of Mobile Web Design For Dummies for this timely and practical session.
Session 5: Assessment via Mobile
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Description: How can faculty utilize mobile technology as a part of the assessment process? We’ll discuss how some faculty design activities around the use of mobile technology. This session features the experiences of:
Session 6: Closing: App Literacy and Top Edu Apps
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Description: As the conference comes to a close, we’d like to sum it up with sharing some of our favorite mobile apps with you and how we use them in academic settings. Come learn what’s hot and what’s not. As always, we also want to hear what you’re doing as well. Be prepared to share your favorite apps with us as well. Finally, we’ll discuss how to evaluate apps and where to find important reviews before purchasing.