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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By: Bridget McCrea T.H.E. SmartClassroom 03/9/2011
“”We knew that the iPads were coming out, but we had no idea in what size, shape or format,” recalled Bill Wiecking, director of HPA’s energy lab. “When the iPad was released four days after the energy lab opened [in April 2010], we’d already ordered 10 of them from Apple,” said Wiecking. “After testing them out, we knew exactly how we wanted to integrate the iPads into the new facility.”
Designing the Flexible Learning Space
Part of that quick integration can be credited to some forward thinking on HPA’s part. For example, to accommodate the “future” technology, Wiecking said, the school designed the new building’s automation system and classroom space around the pending tablet-computing platform. That meant there would be no fixed desktop computers, but rather a “stack” of iPads that students “grab as they’re walking into the building,” said Wiecking.”"
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