Vision and Action: A Three-Year Retrospective on a Large-Scale Mobile Initiative

Tuesday, February 04 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Rosedown
Session Type: Professional Development
In 2010, the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development attracted the attention of higher education by announcing that it would provide its entire freshman class of 450 students with iPads in the largest pilot of its kind at a major research university. The presenters will share their different perspectives on lessons learned on this mobile initiative, now in its fourth year, and offer key considerations for those working on mobile integration in their programs or courses.

OUTCOMES: Examine research data and results from our mobile initiative * Understand the inherent tensions between vision and action in large-scale, innovative educational technology initiatives * Understand the mobile "hype cycle" we've navigated as part of a large-scale mobile initiative * Learn to anticipate common barriers in mobile teaching and learning within higher ed and generate strategies for overcoming those barriers * Leverage our experience to implement a better mobile program on your campus


  • David Ernst

    Senior Director - Academic and Information Technology, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota
  • Alison Link

    Data/Analytics Developer, University of Minnesota

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