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Mobile Learning

A Classroom in Your Pocket:
Mobile Teaching and Learning

2012 Teaching with Technology Institute

Friday, June 1, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cole Hall 100/106

Overview

With mobile technologies like smartphones and tablets, students can access course materials from anywhere and engage in learning activities while on the go. The new capabilities of mobile devices make it possible for faculty to create new learning experiences that empower students to leverage the mobile devices they are using every day.  

Dr. David Gagnon and Dr. John MartinThis year’s institute will feature a morning session led by David Gagnon, Instructional Designer with the ENGAGE program and John Martin, Learning Consultant, both at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In their presentation, they will provide an introduction to mobile teaching and learning, discuss where mobile learning is headed, and showcase what other schools are doing regarding mobile teaching and learning. They will then lead a guided brainstorming session with participants to consider potential uses of mobile technology in the classroom.

During the afternoon session, led by Faculty Development staff, participants will receive a hands-on introduction to the capabilities and unique characteristics of mobile devices. Participants will experience taking photos, shooting video, and recording audio on mobile devices, among other mobile activities. Participants will then work in groups to identify potential mobile teaching and learning strategies based on the capabilities introduced, design a learning activity based on a selected mobile strategy, and then share a sample product of what their students might create. 

This institute will help participants better understand the capabilities and pedagogical potential for incorporating mobile devices in their teaching. A mobile device is not required, but if you have one we encourage you to bring it. A tentative agenda is as follows:

 

Tentative Outline

Morning Session
8:00 am
Check-in
8:30 am
Opening Remarks
9:00 am
Introduction to Mobile Teaching and Learning
10:15 am
Break
10:30 am
Brainstorm Uses of Mobile Technology in the Classroom
11:45 am
Lunch in HSC Blackhawk Cafeteria
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm
Mobile Device Capabilities Guided Experience
2:00 pm
Brainstorm Mobile Activity Ideas by Capability
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
Implementation of Mobile Teaching and Learning Strategies Group Activity
3:30 pm
Group Presentations
4:15 pm
Closing Remarks and Workshop Evaluation

Sponsor:
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This workshop is open to all faculty, teaching staff, and administrators. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch, and a certificate of participation. If you do not wish to receive a certificate, please inform the Center while registering for the workshop. Advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012. Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by May 25, 2012 by emailing to facdev@niu.edu so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs can be reduced.

Please complete the form below to register.

Faculty/Staff Registration Form

Registration is closed.

 

Last Updated: 5/31/2012