Present: Jim West, T.J. Urbanski, Sean West, Kathy Neumann, Laura Finch, Jason Beckham – Apple, Paul Kreider, John Cooper, Phyllis Self, Mark Kelley, Sharon Evans, Dan Romano, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Dickson, Theresa Roegge, Kevin Morgan, Rori Carson, Betsy Hommel, Bill Knox, Chad Dennis, Teresa Koltzenberg, Dawn Sweet
Minutes from Last Meeting
- Approved as submitted with no corrections.
Members Needing Added to MCTF Listserv
- Kevin Morgan needs added. Paul Kreider will have him added to the list.
- Everyone else stated that they are getting the information passed through the listserv.
Fall Semester Meeting Dates
- Fall Semester Meetings will be held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00p.m.
- Dates for Fall MCTF Meetings are:
- September 23
- October 28
- November 18
- It was determined that there would likely not be a need to meet in December.
- Dawn Sweet was able to reserve Horrabin Hall Room 1 for September 23 and November 18. However, it is not available October 28. (Waiting to hear back from Dean Kreider and Self on another location for the October 28 meeting on the Macomb Campus).
- Christopher David will check with Chris Brown about scheduling location on QC.
iTunes U Interface Upgrade
- The three-column design can only be achieved in the public store front.
- It was agreed that Western is not ready to move to this level, as Apple recommends having at least 1,000 tracks established to do this.
- We will need to incorporate the links on the left hand side of the new layout under Western on iTunes U into the center portion of the interface.
- Each college will need to designate an individual(s) that will have administrative access for their section(s).
- David Chinander will contact all colleges to see who should have access to the main section.
- Dan Romano has uploaded the new iTunes U banner and it is live.
- Once the individuals that should be granted administrative access have been identified another meeting can be set with Dan/David Chinander to make the changes. These will be live changes, so users may experience elements moving around in the interface that day.
Jason Beckham – Apple Provided the Presentation:
- How customers can begin using iPod Touch and iPhone for mobility
- 1.14 billion iPod Touch and iPhones shipped in 2007
- Mobile networks cover 90% of worlds population
- By 2012 more than 1 in four phones will be a smartphone (internet connectivity, email, and standard phone capability)
- Notebook ownership increased by 7.5% and desktops decreased by 10.8%
- Campus Examples: 443 devices registered by 370 freshmen 21% were iPhone or iPod Touch; 10% were wifi-enabled handhelds; 97% were iPhones or iPod Touches.
- When asked how important tech was in choosing a school high percentages indicated it was important or very important: 90% vocational;
- For academic success Education 85%; Engineering 90%
- Used on Daily basis to prepare – 63% only 24% reported they use in every day in class.
- 75% use notebooks, 60% social networking
- 90% say WiFi is essential 66 % of classrooms have wireless access.
- Recorded Lectures – 82% said they would prefer courses that offer online lectures over traditional classes; 60% do not routinely make captured lectures available.
- iBook; iLife Suite and Professional Applications
- Hardware products like MacBook
- MagSafe Trip Safe products
- Operating System Space – major upgrades
- Content Creation – Have everything that you need for digital content creation and distribution.
- Starts with iPod and iTunes – Duke loaded content on iPod and gave one to every Freshman; Campus Tour; Dean’s Interviews, etc. Students then got rid of all education content and loaded up with music.
- So iTunes U developed.
- Summer 07 – iPhone and iPod Touch.
- 4 to 5,000 education specific applications available for download.
- Media – Dr. Levin, MIT
- Ways to make media – Create and Capture
- Mobile Content Landscape – Main screen where you can access all university web services.
- Web Apps:
Vanderbilt - (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/iphone)
ACU – (http://m.acu.edu)
MIT – (http://m.mit.edu)
University of Cincinnati – (http://daap.uc.edu/vision2020/attendee)
- Apple Developer Kit; 4,000 – 5,000 applications. Modality Software
- iStanford. Terribly Clever – bought by Blackboard.
- Cram – editable study guide (input questions and do quizzes etc. on the go.)
- Airsharing – File sharing to take files anywhere.
- Google Earth – Geology at U of I working with this platform.
- Oxford Dictionary; Graphing Calculator; AquaForest; Classics (classic books and literature in Public Domain)
- Ocarina – play flute by blowing into Microphone.
Links form Apple:
- Apple Learning Interchange - (http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ )
- Getting Started with iPod Touch for Teaching & Learning Guide - ( http://images.apple.com/education/docs/teachers/Apple-iPodGettingStartedGuide081809.pdf )
Additional Notes and Resources from Apple:
- Jason is willing to go back and survey top applications and come back to show some
of the top apps used in various departments. (There are over 70,000 apps.)
- Would like to have more specific individual discussions with departments.
Mobile Computing Awareness Day (MCAD) Update:
- Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 - 11-2; Library 1st floor. Room 180 - Presentations; Digital Commons – Poster Sessions.
- Sean Cordes is doing an Interactive workshop in room 176 where faculty can go in and create a video for mobile use. Entire time from 11-2.
- Jimmy John’s box lunches will be served for registered participants.
- Roger Runquist said that CITR doesn’t have a budget yet but when he gets it he will throw in $500 and might get an iPod touch for a drawing.
- Paul Kreider wants Chad to let him know how budget comes out.
- We are still in need of presenters. There are two proposals thus far; one from Erick Ribbens.
- Chad will set out portable SmartBoard with the MCTF podcast and blog showing.
- People are going to register/RSVP for food. Open to everybody, but must RSVP for food.
- Room 180 can accommodate 40 people.
- Jason Beckham form Apple cannot be here.
- Phyllis Self asked for posters both Apple and Microsoft products to be created.
- CITR has large-format printer and could print out posters.
- Kevin Morgan will find someone to participate as a table to assist individuals in setting up their mobile device with Zimbra, etc.
- Teresa will contact the media about MCAD.
Agenda for next time:
- Discuss next push for getting mission and activities going more on the campus.
- Someone contacting Beth Terpening from WIUM. She would like to do an interview on Kindle as an educational tool.
- Assessment of the MCAD day.
- Faculty Preparation Survey Results.