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Greetings, A request on a bit of research I am doing. Do you (or does your institution) have a plan for moving forward with mobile learning, a plan that has institutional (or cross organizational) scope? If yes, would mind sharing the plan or some information about it? Thanks! Malcolm mbrown@educause.edu ---------- Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative email: mbrown@educause.edu IM: fnchron (AIM) Voice: 575-448-1313 [cid:26157C72-E920-44F2-90D0-137179357B7B] ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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Greetings, A request on a bit of research I am doing. Do you (or does your institution) have a plan for moving forward with mobile learning, a plan that has institutional (or cross organizational) scope? If yes, would mind sharing the plan or some information about it? Thanks! Malcolm mbrown@educause.edu ---------- Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative email: mbrown@educause.edu IM: fnchron (AIM) Voice: 575-448-1313 [cid:45EE8110-0332-4EBA-8335-53ABC8C81A77] ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Greetings, A request on a bit of research I am doing. Do you (or does your institution) have a plan for moving forward with mobile learning, a plan that has institutional (or cross organizational) scope? If yes, would mind sharing the plan or some information about it? Thanks! Malcolm mbrown@educause.edu ---------- Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative email: mbrown@educause.edu IM: fnchron (AIM) Voice: 575-448-1313 [cid:B1C55242-D6C7-428E-87AA-037BADAB7E01] ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
I would love to see these plans. As we, at Molloy, start to wrestle with this topic, it dawned on me that in the 30 years I've been doing this job, all we do is reshuffle...there is nothing new with mobile learning.....just a different mechanism we need to use and different gadget to play with....Do students really learn more, or faster, or better with all this stuff? I wonder.... Best, Rob Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President, Information Technology, Planning & Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY 11571 516-678-5000 ex 6443
Hi Malcolm
I am implementing mobile learning in various levels on our campus.  From a simple as an sms component in an online class to as large as a collaborative, cross-curriculum mobile app / virtual tour development project with a regional museum.  We've also had a graduate level education course use mobile learning devices as part of the regular curriculum during a summer 2011 session.  We are moving further into it each semester, especially now that most of our students carry smartphones.

Jim Hilker
Director of Educational Technology
Keuka College, NY

Hi Malcolm. UIC started licensing the full unrestricted version of Blackboard Mobile Learn since January of 2011. We are very happy with it, and have several thousand students and instructors using to connect to our Blackboard Learn system with mobile native apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets. Also, a few years ago, the UIC instructional technology labs have been providing mobile computing support to faculty, students and staff, especially, those interested in using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for Teaching & Learning. We help them connect their mobile devices to the campus and cellular wireless networks, use mobile Web browsers and miscellaneous mobile apps and technology of potential use for class instruction. Greetings from Chicago. Ed Garay Assistant Director for Academic Computing Director, UIC Instructional Technology Lab University of Illinois at Chicago ITL Blog: www.accc.uic.edu/itl/blog www.accc.uic.edu/itl www.twitter.com/garay ** Ubiquitous Learning :: teaching and learning (while on the go) anytime, anywhere... {{ Sent from iPad }}
Message from emilyr@nipissingu.ca

Hi Malcolm, We are currently piloting iPads in our on campus business program (all 1st year business students will be receiving one). As well we hope to implement Blackboard Mobile Learn within the year. Regarding a plan, our first step was getting faculty use to the basics of the technology, then we will be partnering individual faculty with both an Instructional Designer and a Learning System Technologist to determine how best to use them within their courses. We are also considering an iPad cart in order to cover students that may not have mobile technology on them. Regards, Emily Emily A. Rostoks, BBA (Hons.) Manager, Learning Systems and Support Centre for Flexible Teaching and Learning Nipissing University Email: emilyr@nipissingu.ca Phone: 705-474-3450 ext 4212 Fax: 705-475-0264 On 2012-02-22, at 10:44 AM, Malcolm Brown wrote: > Greetings, > A request on a bit of research I am doing. > > Do you (or does your institution) have a plan for moving forward with mobile learning, a plan that has institutional (or cross organizational) scope? > > If yes, would mind sharing the plan or some information about it? > > Thanks! > Malcolm > mbrown@educause.edu > > > ---------- > Malcolm Brown > Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative > email: mbrown@educause.edu > IM: fnchron (AIM) > Voice: 575-448-1313 > [cid:45EE8110-0332-4EBA-8335-53ABC8C81A77] > > ********** > Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Malcolm,

 

Our presumption is that students, faculty, and staff will want to use mobile devices to accomplish about anything regarding a range of university services.  Some of that may be informational (what's the basketball score?, is the exam next Tues?, are grades posted?, where is the bus?, etc.), but it is increasingly moving from lower to higher stakes transactions where students may be taking a quiz as part of the academic record, dropping a class, or paying a bursar bill.

 

We have not chosen to segment mobile learning as a distinct, technology plan or platform.  Our strategy is to develop a mobile services layer that on one side can talk to all of our university systems (Oracle/PS, vended library systems, Sakai for LMS, bus GPSs, and homegrown things like SeatFinder for the computing labs, etc.) and on the user side to any HTML5 device.  We are retired our iPhone/Droid apps as the chase of apps for rapidly evolving consumer devices could ultimately prove expensive.  The IU HTML5-based launch app is in the App Store/Marketplace so that it can be discovered in the usual way or via http://m.iu.edu.

 

We’ve done some extra work with partners to open more of Sakai’s internal services to work and format well with our mobility layer.  That has been received very well by students and faculty.  We are doing more work with our faculty and students on what teaching/learning features they want in our mobile learning services strategy now that we’ve ironed out a sustainable technology path for the foreseeable future.

 

We deployed Kuali Mobility for the Enterprise as our mobile services layer last August, and it runs across eight campuses where each can tailor its own channels and features. 

 

Cheers - Brad

----------------------------------------------------------------------

IU Vice President for IT & CIO, Dean, and Professor

Indiana University, http://ovpit.iu.edu 

 

 

 

Are you folks who have toiled in the mobile field already found in the legal and policy aspects of this environment:

1. Existing law and policy applies, perhaps a little education is a good thing to remind everyone of that fact (for example, do not commit academic integrity violations simply because you can do so easily on a mobile device);

2. New procedures that fit in existing policy are necessary to support existing law and policy (for example, for custodians of institutional information who use mobile devices must exercise the screen lock function ... among other procedures that might be necessary, such as encryption, or do NOT turn on iCloud function for your device if it interfaces with institutional information, etc.);

3. The challenges are so vast as to require separate and distinct institutional policy with the term "Mobile" in the title;

4. It depends ...

Thank you for your responses. 

Tracy


Dear Ed,
 
I am looking for a speaker who could demonstrate to our faculty at our annual conference how mobile techs can be used to help flip the classroom. Do you have any suggestions?
 
Thanks as always for your contributions to the list.
 
Gail

>>> Ed Garay <garay@UIC.EDU> 2/22/2012 3:21 PM >>>
Hi Malcolm.

UIC started licensing the full unrestricted version of Blackboard Mobile Learn since January of 2011.  We are very happy with it, and have several thousand students and instructors using to connect to our Blackboard Learn system with mobile native apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets.

Also, a few years ago, the UIC instructional technology labs have been providing mobile computing support to faculty, students and staff, especially, those interested in using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for Teaching & Learning.  We help them connect their mobile devices to the campus and cellular wireless networks, use mobile Web browsers and miscellaneous mobile apps and technology of potential use for class instruction.

Greetings from Chicago.

Ed Garay           
Assistant Director for Academic Computing
Director, UIC Instructional Technology Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago

ITL Blog: www.accc.uic.edu/itl/blog

www.accc.uic.edu/itl
www.twitter.com/garay

** Ubiquitous Learning :: teaching and learning (while on the go) anytime, anywhere...

{{ Sent from iPad }}

Try contacting an SU colleague of mine: Kevin Forgard - http://kaiwenkevin.blogspot.com/  and  http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinforgard  email: Kevin.Forgard@bristolcc.edu

Kevin is an engaging speaker and has been a diligent scholar of mobile learning. I cannot say whether he could speak specifically to your needs, but perhaps he knows of others who can.

- Steve

-- 
Steve Covello
Rich Media Specialist
Granite State College
8 Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301
603-513-1346
Skype: steve.granitestate
Scheduling: tungle.me/steve.granitestate



From: Gail Rathbun <rathbun@IPFW.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv <INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:16:24 -0400
To: <INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] Campus plan for mobile learning?

Dear Ed,
 
I am looking for a speaker who could demonstrate to our faculty at our annual conference how mobile techs can be used to help flip the classroom. Do you have any suggestions?
 
Thanks as always for your contributions to the list.
 
Gail

>>> Ed Garay <garay@UIC.EDU> 2/22/2012 3:21 PM >>>
Hi Malcolm.

UIC started licensing the full unrestricted version of Blackboard Mobile Learn since January of 2011.  We are very happy with it, and have several thousand students and instructors using to connect to our Blackboard Learn system with mobile native apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets.

Also, a few years ago, the UIC instructional technology labs have been providing mobile computing support to faculty, students and staff, especially, those interested in using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for Teaching & Learning.  We help them connect their mobile devices to the campus and cellular wireless networks, use mobile Web browsers and miscellaneous mobile apps and technology of potential use for class instruction.

Greetings from Chicago.

Ed Garay           
Assistant Director for Academic Computing
Director, UIC Instructional Technology Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago

ITL Blog: www.accc.uic.edu/itl/blog

www.accc.uic.edu/itl
www.twitter.com/garay

** Ubiquitous Learning :: teaching and learning (while on the go) anytime, anywhere...

{{ Sent from iPad }}

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