#SUNYCIT Session: FACT2 Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning Task Group Report

#SUNYCIT Session: FACT2 Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning Task Group Report

John Kane, chair of the task group, from SUNY Oswego reported out on mobile technology in teaching and learning. According to the brochure, “this group has been charged with collecting and disseminating information on effective practices of mobile technology use and support in an academic environment. The committee will report on: a webinar series conducted in the spring 2015 semester; and the wiki, blog and listserv created by the group to provide continuing communication channels for those who use and support mobile technology.”

Goals

  • Collect information on effective educational uses of mobile technology
  • Identify and disseminate information on effective practice
  • Assist campuses in transitioning to providing support of continuously evolving nature

Information Gathering

The task group is still gathering information.

If you are faculty at a SUNY campus and would like to contribute to their study, please use this form. They would like your input.

The process to gather information has been slow. Most campus websites are obscure and do not describe these types of activities.

Preliminary Observations

Most campuses are not sharing information very well as they are learning to use new technologies. Across SUNY there are several groups working separately to gather information and learn how to use mobile technologies in teaching and learning. These are silo operations.

Common Issues

  • Projecting from mobile and wireless devices
  • Printing from mobile devices
    video conferencing tools, e.g. Google Hangouts are not activated. Zoom is being used as a replacement
  • Volume purchasing plans can be used to lower cost of apps.
  • Campus web should be mobile friendly, it is a factor in Google search.
  • Infrastructure may not be able to handle the influx of mobile devices.

Status

Nine Webinars have been recorded and are available on the FACT2 Mobile Technology Task Group Webinar Series page.

This task group maintains a listserv to share information that is topic related. Here are instructions for joining the listserv.

Additional Reading

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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