Thanks to the convenience of mobile devices, apps and all the 4G superpowers, we are able to enjoy our lives differently. Now, the question is, how can we design learning for these smaller screens? How can we capitalize on the affordance of the most advanced mobile devices and design learning that is also forward thinking? Come and join this graduate-level seminar as we explore aspects of mobile learning in formal and informal settings.
This class takes a project-based approach. Students are encouraged to investigate in-depth an aspect of mobile learning that interests them. Students are encouraged to form teams but individual projects are allowed. Whether you are into building learning apps, doing research on mobile-app integrated lessons, design mobile pedagogy, or "just interested," you should find this class beneficial. This class is suitable for helping students identifying potential topics for their dissertation research or Master's projects, or simply a chance to exploring aspects of mobile technology that are of great relevance today.
As an advanced graduate class, you are expected to self learn multimedia tools and technologies as necessary for the class. In addition, you are expected to be familiar with at least one of three approved project types: action research, instructional design, or usability. Other projects negotiable.