DescriptionA fundamental revolution in higher education is being sparked by the ubiquity of mobile devices. The opportunity is ripe for institutions, instructors, and instructional designers to take advantage of mobile technology to enhance the learning experience.
The Mobile Academy is a guide for systematically integrating mobile devices into higher education courses and other academic and student support services in order to facilitate learning outcomes and student success. It covers a wealth of topics, including the use of mobile devices as applied to administrative services, classroom content, assessment, communication, and what's to come in the future.
"In The Mobile Academy Clark Quinn gives aspiring learning technologists a crash course in what it will take to harness the power and potential of mobile learning in higher educational settings. He has given us a comprehensive, engaging guide for creating mobile learning solutions that inspire anytime, anywhere, and on whatever device one chooses."
—Ellen Wagner, partner and senior analyst, Sage Road Solutions LLC; executive director WCET
"If you are a faculty member, instructional support staff, or an administrator at a university or a two-year college, you must read and understand this book. From ideas on interactivity and engagement through mLearning, to conducting an environmental scan, to dealing with policy issues, this book provides the foundation upon which to build for the future—the future of mLearning."
—Karl M. Kapp, professor of instructional technology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; author, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning and Learning in 3D
"In The Mobile Academy, Clark Quinn provides a sensible theoretical and practical foundation that will help higher education organizations to develop their own strategies for providing mobile services for learning and student support. From designers to educators to administrators, this is the guide to for you to get 'mobilized.'"
—Alan Levine, cogdogblog.com
About the Author xiii
1 TheMobile Revolution 1
Related Experiences 3
Why Higher Education Needs to Pay Attention 4
The Rest of This Book 5
2 Foundations: Mobile 7
Of Platforms and Processing Power 17
Four C’S and Thinking Differently 17
3 Foundations: Learning 23
Making Learning Work 26
Beyond the Basics 33
4 Administration ‘‘To Go’’ 39
Task Checklist 47
5 Content Is King 49
Media Specifics 56
Content Form 61
6 Practice: Interactivity and Assessment 63
Category Checklist 75
7 Going Social 77
Learning Interactions 78
Social Media 81
Channel Checklist 85
8 Going Beyond 87
Augmented Reality 87
Alternate Reality 89
Adaptive Delivery 91
Moving Forward 93
9 Getting Going: Organizational Issues 95
You Gotta Be in It to Get It 102