This week I started to build my online course, Fundamentals of Mobile Learning in Education, in the CourseSites LMS. I used the course outline that I developed last week to guide my course design. This week I entered course materials such as the required readings, supplemental resources, and videos. These materials were added to the Classroom link where you will find links to the 5-week content areas. Below is a closer look at the list of the materials that I’ve entered so far for each week of the course including brief descriptions.
- 1 – 6: Ally, M. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca University Press. ISBN-10: 1897425430. – This book is about the use of mobile learning and its applications, designing mobile learning materials and best practices.
- Mary Meeker’s Essential 2016 Internet Trends Report – This report full of stats and trends is the fastest way to learn everything thing going on in technology.
- NMC Horizon Report appropriate to learner’s interests and organization – Annual findings from ongoing research project to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
- ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2015 – A study by EDUCAUSE that gives insight into technology with regards to students and the changing teaching and learning landscape.
- Student’s Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study – A short study provided by EDUCAUSE about student’s mobile learning practices.
- ECAR 2015 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies – A study by EDUCAUSE that gives insight into technology with regards to students and faculty in the teaching and learning landscape.
- Mobile Devices in Teaching and Learning – A variety of higher education leaders comment on the use of mobile devices in teaching and learning.
- Why mobile learning? – Mobile learning described as disruptive technology which has the potential to transform teaching and learning.
- 7 – 9: Ally, M. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca University Press.
- Understanding Mobile Learning and Best Practices – A guide to understanding mLearning, its capabilities, and benefits.
- Choose 2 – 3 articles of interest from Edutopia Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup – A collection of mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the web.
- How to Pick the Best Education Apps for Your Classroom – Article from Daily Genius that lists steps to choosing apps for teaching and learing.
- 5-Step Process to Confidently Choose the Right Apps – Article from ISTE that provides a process for choosing the right apps for teaching and learning.
- Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps – Blog post that provides useful rubrics for evaluating educational apps.
- Getting Mobile Learning Right: 6 Best Practices – Article from eLearning Industry that provides best practices in mobile learning design.
- Technology in Education – From Novelty to Norm | Joel Handler | TEDxHIllsboroughLibrary – A video about ubiquitous technology and it’s effects on the 21st century classroom.
- Level Up! Unlocking the Power of Digital Engagement in Higher Education | Ed Cabellon | TEDxBSU – A video about how digital and social technologies are changing how education is delivered.
- 10 – 13: Ally, M. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca University Press.
- The 25 Most Used Mobile Apps in Education – Article from Edudemic listing some of the most used mobile apps.
- 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps – Article from Edutopia highlighting BYOD and mobile learning apps in 2014.
- Framework for 21st Century Learning – Article from P21 describing the Framework for 21st Century Learning.
- Apps in the Classroom: Using iOS Apps for Teaching and Learning – Handout from Apple on IOS apps for expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.
- 50 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps for 2016 – Article from TeachThought that provides a collection of apps they think are the best for teaching and learning in 2016.
- 21st Century Skills and the 4 C’s – Video describing the 4’C’s: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
- Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation – Video describing the role of digital media in 21st century learning.
- From Written to Digital: The New Literacy – Article from EDUCAUSE on digital literacy and preparing students for the 21st century economy.
- Technology in the Classroom: What is Digital Literacy? – Article from TeachHub describing digital literacy and its integration into classrooms today.
- Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom – Teaching digital skills in the digital age.
- US Digital Literacy – A website dedicated to providing many resources focusing on digital literacy.
- DigitalLiteracy.Gov – A website that provides digital literacy resources and collaboration.
- Digital Literacy and Why it Matters – A video from the University of Derby that describes digital literacy and why it’s important.
- Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series) – Video by the founder of Chicago’s pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN). The DYN empowers young people with digital literacy skills.
- TEDxTokyoTeachers – Kim Cofino – Mobile, Connected, Collaborative – A video describing the future of learning.
- 55 Content Curation Tools to Discover & Share Digital Content – Article from TeachThought that shares a collections of tools to discover, manage and share digital content.
- Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers – Article from eLearning Industry that lists the best free educational tools to manage the presentation of digital resources.
- ePortfolios and Self-Reflection: Powerful Pedagogical Tools for Learning – Article from Stanford Teaching Commons on using ePortfolios and self-reflection as digital tools for learning.
- Why Teachers and Students Should Blog – Article from Edudemic about using blogs as a digital tool for learning and sharing.
- The Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest – Article from Edudemic on using Pinterest as a tool to curate and share digital resources.
- Find Your Digital Space – Article about information sharing online.
- @One Webinar: Digital Content Curation for the 21st Century Teacher – Video workshop that gives tips on how to find, organize, re-use and share digital educational content.
- Curating/ Gathering Resources using Media-Sharing Services – Video describing how to use technology to support teaching and learning.
- What is an ePortfolio? – Video describing what ePortfolios are, how to use them and why.
- LiveBinders for Teachers – Instructional video on how to use LiveBinders.
Over the next week I will continue to enter more content in the course and plan to have completed at least 50% of the course by the end of the week. Below is an outline of the next set of materials I plan to add to my course next week.
Outline for Week 3 – Continuing My Course Design
- Complete the About EDML Fundamentals of Mobile Learning Section
- Course Introduction
- Course syllabus
- Instructor Contact info
- Course description
- Learning goals
- 3-column table
- Complete the Course Calendar
- Complete Getting Started section
- Class Introductions
- About the Instructor
- Introduce Yourself
- Class Introductions
- Create Discussion Board Forums
- Introduce Yourself forum with prompt
- Week 1 & 2 discussion board forum with prompts