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Mobile ComputingMobile Computing: Intersections of Life, Education and Media

Friday, June 1, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Cole Hall 100

Overview

There are now more mobile devices in the world than toothbrushes! Mobile computing affects every part of our day, connecting and augmenting our potential in a way that doesn’t feel like technology. A quick look at some of the applications that are succeeding in this new space inspire us to think about what mobile might afford education. From citizen science activities for undergraduate ornithologists to informal learning opportunities for Jewish history walking the streets of NYC, mobile learning is just beginning to take hold.  

Dr. David Gagnon and Dr. John MartinThis action packed morning will be 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 brainstorm session with participants to consider potential uses of mobile technology in the classroom, resulting in new ideas of how life, education and media can and should intersect.

A mobile device is not required, but welcomed.

Sponsor:
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This workshop is open to all faculty, teaching staff, graduate assistants, and administrators. 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 morning. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by May 25, 2012 by email to facdev@niu.edu so that those on the waiting list can 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: 5/30/2012