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Integrating Mobile Learning in Higher Education: An Innovative Approach to Faculty Development

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Sunday, June 23, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: 105AB

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Dr. Devshikha Bose   Lana Grover  
Learn about a model of professional development for higher education that combines pedagogy with mobile technology, wherein faculty provide peers with techniques for integrating mobile learning into course design. Through active learning, attendees will outline a preliminary plan for mobile learning integration at their particular institutions.

Audience: Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovation in higher education
Grade level: Community college/university
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Leader
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Studies indicate that widespread mobile device ownership does not directly correspond to the proficient use of mobile technology for learning. How can professional developers better prepare faculty to meet this challenge? Participants in this workshop will investigate a unique model of professional development (PD) wherein faculty, supported by instructional designers, provide their peers with methods for integrating mobile learning into their course design. Attendees will also engage in active learning to analyze a variety of different learning profiles, identify best practices for meeting learner needs, and outline a preliminary plan for mobile learning integration in their particular institutions.

At the end of this session participants will be able to:
• Reflect on institutional professional development program effectiveness

• Analyze a variety of faculty learners and be able to make informed decisions about differentiated instruction

• Describe elements of a PD model for mobile learning which incorporates evidence-based teaching practices

• Outline a preliminary plan for implementing a mobile learning faculty development program at their institution

Outline

1. Pair and discuss the current state of PD for mobile learning at their individual institutions (2 min)

2. Within a provided framework, participants will evaluate a set of learner profiles, brainstorm ideas for customized faculty instruction, and share their analysis through a facilitated large group discussion (8 min)

3. Hear an overview of a successful mobile learning PD model at –––––– State University (10 min)

4. Work in small groups to complete a provided template, for designing a mobile learning faculty development program at their particular institutions (5 min)

Supporting research

Chen, B., Seilhamer, R., Bennett, L., & Bauer, S. (2015). Students’ mobile learning practices in higher education: A multi-year study. Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2015/6/students-mobile-learning-practices-in-higher-education-a-multiyear-study

The Center for Digital Education, A Research Report. (2014). Curriculum of the Future. Retrieved from https://jupitered.com/downloads/CDE_2014Q4_Digital_Content.pdf

Fenton, D. (2017). Recommendations for professional development necessary for iPad integration. Educational Media International, 54(3), 165-184. doi:10.1080/09523987.2017.1384150

Kopcha, T. J. (2012). Teachers' perceptions of the barriers to technology integration and practices with technology under situated professional development. Computers & Education, 59(4), 1109-1121. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2012.05.014

“Mobile Fact Sheet”, Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (2018) Retrieved on March 19th, 2018 from http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/

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Dr. Devshikha Bose, Boise State University
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Lana Grover, Boise State University

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