Submitted by Phyllis
From Campus Technology
Learn how Seton Hall University implemented a new mobile initiative that connected students to the institution, resulting in an enriched collegiate experience and increased student engagement-all through a partnership with Blackboard Mobile.
Seton Hall’s plan succeeded in providing:
- Students with immediate access to campus resources, including course catalogs, maps, a campus directory, and campus news
- Accessibility from a number of devices (including iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Mobile Web), allowing the university to reach as many students as possible
- Customization for every member of their learning community
- Improved communication and engagement
Read how Seton Hall University has created a robust student communication and service experience of the highest caliber.
Based on results of the Mobile Learning Technology Faculty Survey
conducted Fall 2009
~ Provide training opportunities (as soon as possible) in the form of workshops, one-to-one mentoring, self-paced instruction with materials and software (possibly via new Knowledgebase), and group-based PD programs such as (CITR Podcast Academy; Faculty Innovators, etc.) on the following:
- Defining Mobile Computing and M-Learning
- Classroom Management of Mobile Devices
- Learning Potential with Mobile Devices
- Social/Ethical/Academic Responsibility of Faculty and Students
- Web 2.0 Applications (Google Docs, ZoHo Office, etc.)
- Video Projects (iMovie)
- Collaborative Writing (Wikis)
- Course Capture (Podcast Producer)
- Student Response Systems
- Designing applications and learning resources for Mobile Devices
~ Continue to work to standardize mobile devices used on campus. Publicize efforts in this area to faculty, students, and staff.
~ Determine solutions for providing equal access to all faculty and students. Publicize efforts in this area to faculty, students, and staff and involve faculty input where possible.
~ Prepare support staff for increased use by faculty and students in the classroom before widespread adoption begins. Publicize these efforts and involve faculty input where possible.
~ Continue to work on standardizing classrooms across campus and equipping them to allow for facilitation of mobile technologies.
~ Consider expanding focus of MCTF efforts to include more on GPS.
~ Consider sending representatives from committee to talk to Nursing or inviting someone from Nursing to serve on the committee. There were many comments related to Nursing.
~ Consider working with Student Services or FYE to offer a seminar for students regarding Responsible Use and Improving Academics with Mobile Devices and Web 2.0.
Attend the FREE FETC Fall Virtual Conference, live from your desktop, on October 7, 2010, when mobile learning
evangelists Elliot Soloway and Cathleen Norris, present their keynote address, “Mobile Learning: The Game-Changer for K-12.”
The pros and cons of mobile learning are important topics for educators looking to reach this new generation of digital natives. I know you’ll find this session—and the live Q & A following—to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Register today to guarantee that you won’t miss a minute of this must-attend session.
This is just the sort of vital, relevant programming that you will get throughout the conference. Drawing on ed-tech visionaries who are shaping the way technology is utilized in the classroom today, you’ll find sessions and panels that focus on the most pressing issues related to the 21st century education challenges.
Also, you won’t want to miss:
- Outstanding sessions such as online assessment with Lan Neugent, Assistant Superintendent, Virginia Department of Education, and professional development utilizing Web 2.0 tools with Meg Ormiston
- A virtual networking lounge to reconnect with colleagues and make new contacts
- Free content downloads and presentations-to-go
- Technology product and service demonstrations in our virtual exhibit hall
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Shared by: Ledith Whitehall, MCAD Presenter
as a Follow-Up to her session on Classroom Management
Written by: Ellen Ullman
Although most schools ban smartphones, a handful of innovators have realized that these pocketsized tools are a powerful addition to the classroom. “Think of these devices as tiny laptops,” says Bard Williams, author of Handheld Computers and Smartphones in Secondary Schools: A Hands-On Guide. “If you do a find-and-replace with ‘laptop’ and ‘smartphone’ in your acceptable-use policy, you’ll see what I mean.” The top three uses of smartphones, Williams says, are for online research and Web browsing; for consulting non-Internet references, like dictionaries; and for communications and social networking, such as taking notes and sending homework to the teacher. The schools in this chart are finding more uses all the time.
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