The 2010 Horizon Report predicts a one year or less adoption of mobile computing in the higher ed arena. Of particular interest are references to actual classroom examples that show the varied ways faculty are exploring how mobile technologies could support and transform their pedagogical practice. An interview with Lonnie D. Harvel of Georgia Gwinnett College and Steve Kolowich’ article, The Mobile Campus, describes some of the tentative results from such projects while Malcolm Brown’s chapter in the Educause E-Book, Educating the Net Generation, expands on the traditional execution of learning spaces.
In an interesting counterpoint to the ban on cell phones in many classrooms here at UCONN and elsewhere, Spanish teacher Ariana Leonard shares how she takes advantage of those nearly ubiquitous student cell phones to engage students in learning Spanish, both inside and outside of class.
The Christmas gift of an iPhone one year ago led Travis Allen, currently a Kennesaw State University student, to create the iSchool Initiative in order to “advocate, support and implement technological advancement for students and educators in the 21st century”. We’ll have a chance to talk with Travis about his initiative and personal mobile learning experiences in our Friday Elluminate Live! session (scroll down to ‘Other’ and click on the ‘post-event’ link to access our recorded session).
Do mobile devices have a place in learning and teaching and if so, how, when and where?