Presentation on theme: "BRITTANY TUMMINIA, 2012 STILLMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS JACIE JONES, 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES WHITEHEAD SCHOOL OF DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MICHAEL."— Presentation transcript:
BRITTANY TUMMINIA, 2012 STILLMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS JACIE JONES, 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES WHITEHEAD SCHOOL OF DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MICHAEL TAYLOR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POLITICAL SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TLTR Best Practices Mobile Teaching, Learning, and Research
Why should we use mobiles?
Do we have a choice? 4.6 billion cell phones 3.3 billion unique cell phone users One-third of students own and use internet services from a handheld device, with another third of students owning or planning to acquire a handheld, internet-capable device in the next 12 months. (ECAR, 2009)ECAR, 2009 Mobile is here to stay. We need to teach students how to use them as lifelong learners.
What can mobiles provide as learning tools? Convergence devices Great for people on the go. Anytime, anywhere access to content. Can enhance interaction between and among students and instructors. Great for just-in-time training or review of content. Opportunities for spontaneous learningspontaneous learning Facilitate collaboration through synchronous and asynchronous communication.
Examples Digital Stories Reflection Research Data Collection and Research Clicker-type Devices Mapping Blogging and Vlogging Communication and Collaboration
Reflection Location and Place PowerPoint Assignment Assignment Goals Brittanys Digital Story
Research Policy Analysis and Policy Advocacy New addition to traditional paper assignment Goals Jacies Mini-Documentary
Center for Mobile Research and Social Change Mobile phones are playing a large role in developing world Some Examples Governance and Human Rights Education Health
Example of Academic Mobile Research Water Quality Monitoring East and West Branch of the Rahway River Public Monitoring