Create a plan for implementing and developing mobile learning on your campus.
Mobile devices are increasingly popular on college campuses and are becoming more functional as access to high bandwidth grows. Using portable mobile learning devices like tablets (iPads, Amazon Fire, Android, etc.) and smartphones (iPhones, Androids, etc.), students are capable of accessing educational content, activities, and services from anywhere and at any time.
Join us at this working conference to examine the decisions that need to be made when building and implementing m-learning and when creating interactive and collaborative learning activities for use on mobile devices. Participants will develop planning guidelines framed around six key areas:
Information technology professionals, multimedia specialists, content developers, and instructional designers will create planning guidelines for implementing and developing a mobile learning project on their campuses, and will establish a set of next steps for their return to campus.
Building and implementing mobile learning requires both institutional commitment and the combined efforts of multiple departments to effectively meet the needs of all stakeholders. We encourage you to send teams that include representatives from a variety of departments that would benefit from the planning guidelines presented at this workshop.
You are required to bring your mobile device to the conference. You will be actively engaged in hands-on understanding and activities. Conference proceedings will be made available to you online and on a flash drive rather than in a binder.
After participating in this conference, you will be able to create a plan to implement and develop mobile learning project on your campus.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Mobile learning is receiving serious attention in the e-learning community today. How much of it is hype, and how much is real? What should be delivered with mobile devices, and how does one get started? This session will give you a better understanding of the global view and directions, who's doing what, available tools, management considerations, opportunities, and successful initiatives.
This session will examine key trends, design techniques, and technologies that are fast emerging to meet the challenges and changes of today and tomorrow. It will showcase how to design for stolen moments of learning while riding the train or sitting in an airport waiting for a flight, rather than entire classes. The session will explore:
This session discusses the decision-making process behind effectively incorporating social networking media in a classroom with mobile technologies. It will include a discussion of how the collaboration skills these tools help build can transfer beyond the classroom.
This session will explore m-learning from an instructional design perspective. Participants will learn how Apple, Google, and other leading companies and universities are exploring the use of m-learning in their approaches to mobile-instructional systems design. We will not only look specifically at instructional design, but also review information design principles for a variety of devices, development tools, technology standards, and applications in the context of real-world examples. In this session, you will learn:
This presentation will suggest ways to deliver educational resources to mobile devices from a digital reading room and library catalog. The questions that will be addressed in this session include:
We will discuss decision points and cost and examine both platform-dependent and platform-independent approaches.
Today's learners are technologically savvy, have desire for ubiquitous connectivity, and prefer learning on the move. The challenge for institutions is to use mobility by new technologies and devices to enhance learning and provide a quality, active, engaged, educational experience for students. This session will address the systematic questions to consider in implementing an m-learning project at your institution. The session will focus on key considerations in implementing m-learning projects and offer ample resources around:
We'll also share some case studies from Abilene Christian University and Athabasca University.
This presentation will deal with costs, available tools, and decision points to start your m-learning project. This will be a discussion and demonstration session where you will:
Dwayne has focused his scholarly and professional efforts in the field of teaching and learning, instructional technology, mobile learning, and Web-based learning. As VP of academics, he is providing leadership that will ensure Concordia has a learning environment that utilizes innovation to stimulate critical and analytical thinking and that equips its graduates to effectively communicate as they tackle global challenges. Prior to joining Concordia in the fall of 2011, Dwayne was the director of faculty enrichment at Abilene Christian University, where he helped the faculty develop active and engaging learning environments and provided strategic direction for mobile learning, instructional design, teaching and learning with technology, and faculty development.
In addition to being the associate vice president at Canada’s Open University, Rory is also a UNESCO/COL chair in open educational resources. He was previously the executive director of TeleEducation NB, a bilingual New Brunswick e-learning network. He also was previously a supervisor at Contact North, a distance education network in Northern Ontario. He has also worked abroad in the Middle East, Seychelles (Indian Ocean), and Europe. He has been honored with the Wedemeyer Excellence in Distance Education Award. He researches the implementation and management of distance education systems and networks from technological, pedagogical, and policy perspectives. His present research interests include the use of open educational resources and standards in technology-assisted learning, particularly in the development/application of learning objects. He is also researching how these would be applied and formatted on mobile devices for m-learning.
Lynne works with faculty, librarians, campus IT planners, and academic technology groups around the country to develop strategic programs to support the use of technology in teaching and research initiatives. Lynne and her staff have been key players in the campus-wide Duke Digital initiative, which promotes experimentation with new technologies in education. She recently led the Duke Libraries strategic planning process. Formerly a faculty member at Brown University, Lynne has organized conferences on academic computing, taught courses in educational software design, planned technology-enhanced classrooms, reviewed proposals for the National Institutes of Health, and served on accreditation teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Lynne holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Delaware.
Harvey is a pioneer in the field of e-learning, social learning, and knowledge management and is the founder of Instancy Inc., an SaaS (software as a service) and Web 2.0 learning platform company. Prior to Instancy, Harvey served as the chief learning technology officer at Centra Software after the company he co-founded, MindLever, merged with Centra Software, a real-time collaboration company. Harvey has also served as an advisor to e-learning standards organizations such as Advanced Distributed Learning (US Department of Defense) and IMS, and he was nominated as e-Learning Executive of the Year in 2001.
Hyatt Regency Houston1200 Louisiana St.Houston, TX 77002
To reserve your room, please call 888-421-1442. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $179 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 19 - 21, 2012
Make your reservations prior to January 27, 2012. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
Situated in the heart of downtown's thriving business and entertainment districts, Hyatt Regency Houston is connected to high-end shops, restaurants, and services via the city's famous seven-mile tunnel. The hotel is only 12 miles from Houston's Hobby Airport (HOU) and 22 miles from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Full access to all conference sessions and materials, access to the networking reception on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and breakfast on Wednesday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.
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