From teaching to assessment to technical support, gain new insight around how mobile learning can transform your institution.
Students are coming to campuses with widely varying degrees of technological knowledge and armed with many different mobile devices. How does your institution ensure it is meeting quality standards, while meeting faculty needs for effective instruction with mobile technology? Are you able to determine if students are actually learning more using mobile devices? Who is maintaining the mobile infrastructure and what’s the cost to your institution?
Join us in Boston as experts in mobile learning from Abilene Christian University, Boise State University, and Tennessee State University and Board of Regents share advice around these topics and more. Through a combination of lecture and working sessions, you’ll leave this event with a new understanding of how mobile technology can transform teaching and learning, strengthen classroom instruction, and move your institution toward an “anytime and anywhere” approach to education
As they present the conference content, our instructors will model good practices in teaching with mobile technology, showing you how it is applicable in real time. Through a mix of lecture and small group activities you will be able to ask questions and share information with fellow attendees that will help you discover how best to integrate effective instruction on any mobile platform.
You are required to bring your own mobile device(s), as you will be actively engaged in hands-on learning and activities throughout the conference. Conference proceedings will be made available to you in the cloud.
This conference is intended for faculty, faculty developers, instructional designers, instructional technologists, multimedia specialists, and content developers who want to learn how to use mobile devices as instructional tools to improve their teaching. We encourage you to send teams that include representatives from a variety of departments that would benefit from the instructional guidelines presented.
As mobile learning and remote teaching increases in popularity, so do concerns regarding personal safety and privacy issues. Our instructors will discuss some of the more prevalent current issues involving mobile privacy as well as some of the steps and strategies you can take to decrease these concerns.
After attending this conference, you will be able to effectively use mobilization of mobile devices and mobile digital content of apps as:
How can mobile technologies transform teaching and support learning goals and prepare students with the skills they need for the 21st century job market? We will explore some practical approaches to making teaching better using various mobile devices. In doing so, you will learn how to:
Implement mobile learning Use mobile devices to support global learning initiatives Set standards and accountability for teaching with mobile devices
Now that you have learned how mobile devices can transform teaching, let’s have a conversation with IT about the maintenance of those devices – particularly IOS, Android, and Windows – managing the hardware and software involved. What are the business models for procuring these devices? How do we ensure quality and set standards for these devices? How might strategies differ depending on the ways the devices are being used? Case studies and suggested frameworks will be discussed.
Training faculty to use mobile devices for instructional purposes has proven difficult. This may be due to the acquisition of new technical skills and pedagogical methods for integrating those tools into their teaching. Perhaps the question needs to change from "how can mobile learning be used to teach" to "how can mobile learning be utilized when exercising active learning strategies?” We’ll discuss what good mobile instruction looks like and show examples. We’ll also share various applications for mobile devices that have proven effective.
Mobile devices have not only transformed the way instruction is delivered to students, but has also impacted access to course materials, e-texts, discipline-specific apps and learning resources. Mobile devices can facilitate a sense of immediacy, support the lifestyle of busy adult learners, and encourage students to stay current. In this session, we’ll provide some practical ways of using mobile e-texts, apps, accessories, and share some educational applications for instructions.
With the use of technology and highly interactive pedagogical approaches, how can you ensure time for integrative and reflective thinking? Do mobile technologies distract from teaching and learning? Do they hinder the building of community? Provide a broader opportunity for cheating? We’ll discuss all of these questions and other classroom-management challenges along with methods for improving content and emerging technology solutions.
Learning styles and learning modalities are often used interchangeably. Recent research, however, indicates that we may not know as much as we think we know about visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learners. This session will focus on how mobile devices can engage different styles of learners.
Mobile learning has a way of knocking down traditional classroom doors. What are the best ways students can learn and what are some teaching strategies for using mobile devices? We’ll discuss some proven teaching strategies to better retain and improve student learning.
Mobile learning buffs love touting how the strategy opens up more educational opportunities for special needs students - and they’re definitely right! But this strength unfortunately doubles as a weakness in some instances. Faculty unfamiliar with the accessibility standards stapled to all technological developments might inadvertently isolate students with physical and/or mental impairments. This session will review ADA issues, Universal Design for Learning and BYOD.
In this final working sessions you’ll have a chance to ask any remaining questions you have and put some finishing touches on the first draft of an action plan you’ve created for your campus.
Dr. Melton oversees the strategic planning and implementation of the Tennessee Board of Regents’ System Wide Office of Mobilization. She is the creator of the education and workforce mobile app resource center for preK-careers, author, presenter, trainer, consultant, and quality reviewer for distance education, eLearning, mobilization, global partnerships, and program and student outcomes. Dr. Melton is the recipient of many teaching and technology awards and accolades, including: 2011 Catalyst Award for Leadership in the implementation of the Regents Online Campus Collaborative, 2010 MERLOT Outstanding Leadership Award, and 2009 IMS Global Solutions Outstanding Program Award.
[Robbie will discuss the discovery and evaluation of free content with apps. She’ll share some case studies from the Tennessee Board of Regents’ Mobile App Education & Workforce Collection Resource Center.]
Dr. Baldridge has researched, taught, and implemented the use of mobile learning consistently over the past few years in his courses. In his work with the first-ever Mobile Learning Initiative on a college campus, he has established some of the current best practices for social media and mobile learning both in and out of the classroom. His research, presentations, and publications include areas surrounding mobile learning, remote teaching, and using social media to create learning communities. His current research project examines pairing mobile devices with social media to increase student interaction.
Dr. Kendall’s work with teacher education candidates involves Web 2.0 training, digital citizenship awareness, and content quality review of online and mobile instruction. As a three year member of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching [MERLOT] Teacher Education team, Dr. Kendall evaluates mobile apps that align to the national core curriculum, reinforce the ISTE standards for 21st century learning, and expand student knowledge beyond traditional mediums.
Dale’s current responsibilities include the coordination of technology-based tools and environments that are used for instruction, support of faculty professional development in the use of these tools to improve student learning, and leading a strategic project to extend Boise State's Mobile Learning Initiative. Prior to moving to Boise State, Dale was the associate dean for Instructional and Information Technology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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The rate is $149 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of January 29 - February 1, 2013
Make your reservations prior to January 9, 2013. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
The Hyatt Harborside is a luxurious, historic Boston Logan Airport hotel offering captivating harbor and city views and outstanding dining options. Take the hotel’s free shuttle to a public transportation site (T Subway system) or hop aboard a private water taxi (discounts available for attendees) to Boston’s historic North End. Explore famous attractions including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Boston Public Garden, New England Aquarium, Charlestown, and the USS Constitution. The hotel also offers free 24-hour transportation to and from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS).
Full access to all conference sessions and materials, access to the networking reception on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.
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