Working with Mobile Technologies

Tuesday, February 10 | 11:45AM–12:30PM | Laguna, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

Mobile Essentials for Faculty: A Course Overview and the Initial Impact on Faculty
Luke Bennett, Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida
This session will discuss UCF's Mobile Essentials faculty development course. Originally presented at the February 2014 ELI Focus Session , the course was derived from the results of the 2012 mobile/e-textbook survey. Since the initial presentation, the course has been released and the first research phase has been completed. Along with an overall explanation of the course, the results of the first research phase will be discussed. The research represents faculty progression through the course, usefulness of the content to their classroom practice, and implementation of mobile technology in their courses based on their participation in the Mobile Essentials course.

OUTCOMES: Identify the process by which the Mobile Essentials course was developed * Identify important considerations that went into the production of the course * Review the implementation and deployment process of Mobile Essentials * Evaluate the research about the impact of the course

Launching an Educational Journey: New Learning Design, Mobile, and Wearable Tech Make It Happen
Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, NYU Stern, New York University
Learning is a social process and can happen anywhere. How students begin their educational journey is incredibly important. At NYU Stern, the traditional orientation is flipped, with students participating in an innovative learning experience that asks them to become active learners before the first day of class. In teams, students dive into solving urban challenges, undertake ethnographic research, and tackle real-world problems. Working through a collaborative innovation process, they offer solutions presented through the use of digital storytelling and iPads. Their experience was captured through wearable technology including Google Glass and the Narrative Clip lifelogging camera.

OUTCOMES: Understand the challenges and importance of designing new learning experiences * Learn how to drive innovation with a focus on student engagement * Learn about pioneering new technology within the context of the learning environment


  • Luke Bennett

    Lecturer, University of Central Florida
  • Maya Georgieva

    Senior Director, Innovation Center / XR, AI and Quantum Labs, The New School

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