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Mobile Computing Awareness Day Nov. 7; Proposals Due Oct. 26

October 9, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's annual Mobile Computing Awareness Day (MCAD) is set for 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the University Union Capitol Rooms. Members of Western's Mobile Computing Task Force (MCTF) encourage faculty and staff who use mobile technologies for learning and/or student affairs to consider presentation ideas for the event. WIU-QC personnel and students can participate via video conference at the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus, room A103.

WIU students and faculty and staff members interested in presenting or hosting/sponsoring a table showcase are encouraged to submit proposals on or before Friday, Oct. 26. Presentations or table showcase presentations that relate to best practices or are innovative, engaging and/or pedagogically sound uses of mobile technology in teaching and learning are encouraged. Suggested presentation topics include (but are not limited to):

  • podcasting
  • mobile applications (apps)
  • mobile web
  • polling
  • classroom management
  • research

Proposals can be submitted to Chad Dennis via email ( at WIU's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR). Submission guidelines include:

  • title of the presentation or table showcase (presentations must be 25 minutes or less);
  • short description of the presentation or table showcase;
  • full name, title and department;
  • campus contact information, including phone and email address; and
  • equipment needs (tables and Wi/Fi are available. A screen and projector for presentations will be provided in the Capitol Rooms.).

For more information about MCAD, contact Dennis at (309) 298-2439 or via email at

For information about the Mobile Computing Task Force at WIU, contact University Libraries Dean and MCTF Chair Phyllis Self at (309) 298-2762 or via email at

MCAD is sponsored by the Mobile Computing Task Force and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research at Western Illinois University.

WIU Mobile Computing Awareness Day 2012 (Wednesday, Nov. 7) Schedule

University Union Capitol Rooms

10:30-11 a.m. — Check-in and coffee service
11 a.m.-noon — Presentation 1
11 a.m.-noon — Presentation 2
Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch/Table Showcase (Union Concourse)
1-2 p.m. — Presentation 3
1-2 p.m. — Presentation 4
2-3 p.m. — Keynote Speaker Chad Udell from Float Mobile Learning

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