Exploring Teaching and Learning in a Mobile Environment
Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2012 Mobile-Learning (“m-Learning”) Scholars program.
The m-Learning Scholars Program is designed to facilitate the exploration of questions related to teaching and learning in the information-rich, connect anywhere and anytime environment enabled by mobile technology.
What are the opportunities and the challenges for teaching and learning when teachers and students have access to tools that allow for rapid access to information and the ability to connect to a course nearly anytime and anywhere? What new techniques for collaboration and communication does this enable? What apps allow students to access and create information “just in time?” To what extent does this allow the teacher to shift from providing information to fostering growth in students’ information literacy and higher-order thinking skills?
Applications are welcome for participation in one of two m-Learning Scholars cohorts.
Your application indicates you can meet the expectations described above.
Applications are due to the CTL (ILC 315, MS 1005) by October 28, 2011.
The selected scholars in each cohort will
participate in group meetings twice a month, from November 2011 through May 2012.
keep a log or blog of their use of mobile devices related to their teaching responsibilities.
Each m-Learning Scholar will receive a mobile device, most likely a tablet computer.
Students in the faculty member’s targeted m-learning course will be supported to purchase or borrow a mobile device. (Depending on the budget and requirements of any given proposal, student devices may be returned to Academic Technologies. It is also possible to consider offering students the option to purchase the devices at a reduced price.)
Faculty will be supported by Academic Technologies and Albertson’s Library Staff to explore and implement mobile-learning strategies.
All full-time faculty members and instructors/special lecturers are eligible to apply.
Participants will be selected according to the following criteria:
uniqueness/creativity of approach
consideration of campus priorities within the proposal (e.g. support and assessment of university learning outcomes, improving student retention, etc.)
distribution of participation (the cohort should represent both different disciplines and different types of courses)
Please direct questions to Allan Heaps (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Cottle (email@example.com) in Academic Technologies.
The m-Learning Scholars program is supported by the Boise State Mobile-Learning Initiative.