Mobile Warming: A New Approach To Student Engagement
102 D & E, Frontier Airlines Center
It’s no surprise that the students sitting in the back row with their cell phone in hand probably aren’t following along. We can’t be certain if they are taking notes, texting that cute girl in the next row, or contemplating their next Facebook status. Regardless of their intent, these students carry with them the technology and social connections necessary to engage each other in meaningful discussion. This presentation will explore the development of new mobile applications designed to take advantage of the mobile and social technologies students are already using. A growing interest in connection and conversation creates new opportunities to engage students both in and out of the classroom - not by creating new destinations, but by taking the conversation to where they already live.
Kyle Bowen is director of informatics at Purdue University, where he leads a technology group focused on creating innovative applications within teaching, learning, and research. A relentless pursuer of technologies that hack the classroom, Bowen is also an international speaker on mobile and social network powered learning. His work has been featured by the New York Times, USA Today, TIME, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Author of the Exploring Dreamweaver series of books, Kyle has also contributed to, or served as technical director for, more than 20 books within the areas of Web design, development and usability. His broad range of experience includes developing Web strategies, applications, and instructional media within industry, government and higher education.