Mobile-Friendly Online Lectures Using Blackboard Collaborate

Learn how to design online sessions that students can fully participate from a mobile device using the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app. During this online workshop offered 2/28/2013 we explored the features available of the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app for iOS for students to participate during a live online session and see the student experience participating from a mobile device. We also offered tips for designing web conferencing sessions that maximize the features of Blackboard Collaborate mobile, offering the best possible collaborative learning experience for students. | view podcast in iTunes | view mp4

For archives of other online workshops offered by NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, visit our YouTube channel

Mobile Lives of College Students

As smartphones are becoming more popular, college students are relying on them more and more. This infographic depicts findings from one recent study exploring smartphone use among college students.

Mobile Lives of Online Colleges

Teaching Online in the Mobile Age

young girl learning with iPad

As technology continues to advance, we’re moving into the “post-PC” era as we find an increasing number of students and faculty alike relying on the mobile devices in place of traditional desktop or laptops. These mobile devices are continually becoming powerful and rapidly affording profound new opportunities for teaching and learning, both in and outside the classroom.

During this keynote presentation at the 2012 Missouri Distance Learning Association Conference, we explored current trends in mobile technology adoption among students and faculty and considered how mobile devices are changing the way we communicate and access information. We discussed the possibilities for new teaching and learning experiences using readily available mobile technology.

Stats on Mobile Technology Adoption and Usage



Tips and Tutorials

Tools & Apps

General Mobile LearningResources

Photo Credits (photos shown during presentation)

Photo courtesy flickingerbrad on Flickr

Why mobile learning?

Mobile learning is seen by many as a disruptive technology. This is because it has been identified as a technology which holds great potential to transform the learning and teaching within a classroom. What follows is a mash up presented at the NSWDEC 5th biennial equity conference in 2011 which explains some of the issues.

Katy ISD — A New Vision for Mobile Learning

In 2011, Katy Independent School District, in partnership with Cisco, launched the final phase of a technology transformation. Learn how Katy ISD realized their vision for education transformation with a BYOD mobile learning strategy.