Wednesday, November 7th 2012
10:30am – 3:00pm
University Union, Capitol Room
10:30 - 10:55 - Check In
11:00 - 11:55 - Presentations 1 and 2 (Capitol Room)
12:00 - 12:55 - Lunch/Table Showcase (Union Concourse)
1:00 - 1:55 - Presentations 3 and 4 (Capitol Room)
2:00 - 3:00 - Keynote Speaker Chad Udell, Float Mobile Learning (Capitol Room)
3:00 - iPad Giveaway
Presentation 1 - 11:00 - 11:25 - Patricia Eathington
Title: Delivering Sexually Transmitted Infection Education via Text Messaging: An Evidence Based Research Project
Description: The purpose of this presentation is to:
- Describe an innovated approach to conducting health education via text messaging
- Discuss how to send a text message from an e-mail account
- Discuss ethical issues that may be associated with sending text messages
- Describe a quasi-experimental research design with pre-test post-test on-line data collection method
- Discuss ethical considerations when collecting on-line research with personal health information
Presentation 2 - 11:30 - 11:55 - Joanna Graham, Zachary Graham
Title: The iPad and the Low Vision Student
Description: We will explore the numerous ways to integrate the iPAD into the K-12 classroom and home life for the low vision student. Accessibility features, various applications and other methods will be discussed to set a foundation for the use of the iPAD in the school and home setting.
Table Showcase - 12:00 - 12:55 (See Info below)
Presentation 3 - 1:00 - 1:25 - Kyle Randolph
Title: iPad Productivity for Students and Faculty
Description: This presentation will focus on how the iPad can be a companion and resource in the classroom for students and teachers alike. The presentation will focus on a variety of apps that can be utilized by both students and teachers to increase productivity, and also present variety of ways to utilize the iPad. By utilizing apps that are built into the iPad, (Reminders, Notes, Calendars, and iBooks), students have easy ways to keep track of their classes and homework. Also covered will be the new additions to iOS 6 for Guided Access, and the ease of sharing data through the share icon located in nearly every app. Finally, other productivity apps located in the app store such as Evernote, iStudiez Pro, ShowMe, and PocketBody will be discussed.
Presentation 4 - 1:30 - 1:55 - Bryce Shake, Richard Chamberlain
Title: Exploring iBooks Author
Description: This session will provide an overview of Apple’s authoring software, iBooks Author. We will demo iBooks that have been created here at WIU, and discuss how to get started using iBooks Author. We will also walk through some of the basic authoring tasks and provide a forum to ask questions about how to get started.
|2:00 - 3:00 Keynote
Chad Udell, Float Mobile Learning
Learning Everywhere: How Mobile is
|Mobile is indeed a transformative force in learning. Just in time delivery of information is becoming a daily part of our lives. What does this mean for learning going forward? Join Chad Udell as he surveys a of number trends and emerging technology in this rapidly evolving space.|
3:00 - iPad Giveaway
Sign up for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Entry forms will be attached to the presentation evaluations.
Enter your name up to four times to win. Must be present to win.
12:00 - 12:55 - Table Showcase Information
Meagan Lindemulder, Roger Runquist
Title: Graphic Communication Mobile Web App
Description: In Spring 2012, the GCom (Graphic Communication) 419 class explored the development of dynamic websites. As part of the exercise, the class developed a mobile website designed exclusively for the students of the Graphic Communication program. Students can explore class descriptions, available lab hours, and access instructor contact information.
Nicole Dobyns, Amanda Richards
Title: Exploration of the iPad Cart
Description: This table will be demonstrating the uses and management of the iPad cart in the Technology Resource Checkout including how easy it is to upload new free apps using the on-board computer. Participants will have the chance to learn about highlighted apps as well as ways to implement iPad use in the classroom.
The demonstration will also be used as a means to talk about our TechInsights blog and workshops. These workshops help faculty and students within the College of Education and Human Services to learn how to effectively integrate technology into coursework and everyday life.
Stephen Fijor, Margaret Hammerand, Michelle Ricca
Title: Making content more concrete for students with special needs using mobile applications.
Description: Using mobile applications on the iPad is a fun, non-threatening way to present materials to students with special needs. Steve Fijor will show how physical educators can use Coaches Eye and Show Me to make delivering procedural instructions practical for many different types of learning needs, to assess students’ physical fitness, and deliver more informative presentations about the students’ present level of performance during IEP meetings. Michelle Ricca and Margaret Hammerand will present how mobile applications like Educreations, Wordle, Virtual Manipulatives!, and Algebra Touch can help students in many different learning disciplines to understand content better by presenting it in a more concrete way.
Title: Social Media in Nursing Education
Description: This poster presentation highlights the methodology, as well as a review of literature, for using Facebook to promote post-clinical communication of students in different clinical settings. Student comments about the project as well as how the students utilized the Facebook application to communicate with their instructor and each other are described as well.
Sean Cordes, Justin Georges
Title: No-cost, low overhead iPad apps for enhancing classroom teaching and productivity.
Description: According to recent research on internet use, mobile devices will soon surpass desktop computers as the main means of accessing the web. Supporting this trend are the growing power and richness of mobile devices to enhance learning through the use of productivity and teaching applications. However, despite growth of these devices in education, the transition from desktop to mobile devices in the classroom can be challenging, including the cost of devices and applications, not to mention the changes in interface, configuration, and use of devices and applications to foster learning.
This table top presentation provides an overview of a number of free, easy to use applications to enhance classroom productivity and teaching including: collaborative brainstorming, interactive whiteboards, eBook collection management, and note taking tools, with a focus on minimizing hardware needs, while maximizing benefits of going mobile in the classroom for both students and instructors.
Save the Date and win a new iPad
What is MCAD
Come join us for presentations and a table showcase that examine and demonstrate how mobile technological devices (iPads, iPods, cell phones, PDA’s, laptops, etc.) can aid learning opportunities and provide students with additional technology tools to explore and create meaningful learning experiences. See demonstrations and hear from WIU faculty and students on how they are using these technologies to enhance their teaching and learning.
Wednesday November 7th, 2012
Union Capitol Rooms
QC: Codec to Riverfront Room A 103.
10:30 - 11:00 - Check in and Coffee Service
11:00 - 12:00 - Presentations 1 and 2
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch/Table Showcase (Union Concourse)
1:00 - 2:00 - Presentations 3 and 4
2:00 - 3:00 - Keynote
Chad Udell Keynote Speaker Chad Udell, Float Mobile Learning
Learning Everywhere: How Mobile is Transforming Learning
Mobile is indeed a transformative force in learning. Just in time delivery of information is becoming a daily part of our lives. What does this mean for learning going forward? Join Chad Udell as he surveys a of number trends and emerging technology in this rapidly evolving space.
iPads There will be a drawing for a new Apple iPad.
**Winners will be responsible for all taxes associated with prizes.
About the Mobile Computing Task force
The Mobile Computing Task Force at Western Illinois University assists in establishing the framework for using mobile information technologies to promote the University’s core values: academic excellence, educational opportunity, social responsibility, and personal growth.
Brought to you by Western Illinois Universities Mobile Computing Task Force and Float Mobile Learning.
The first release of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) for Android is now available.
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.
First responders in general, and HAZMAT units in particular, must make many decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materials incidents. They need accurate information about the hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions to save lives and minimize the impact on the environment and physical property. The WISER application extracts content from TOXNET’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), an authoritative, peer-reviewed information resource maintained by the National Library of Medicine, and places that information into the hands of those who need it most.
The second installment of the Mobile Computing Task Force’s “Mobile Movers and Shakers” series features an interview with Kim Sikes, associate director of the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) at Western Illinois University. CAIT recently launched the WIU Mobile app (April 18), which can be downloaded free from the Apple iTunes App Store and the Android Market.
Hear how the app came about, watch a brief demo showing how the app works, and learn how you can provide feedback for future versions of the app via Kim’s interview on YouTube.
You can also read about WIU’s Mobile app at wiu.edu/wiumobile/.
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