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Introduction to Mobile Learning

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Anabella Arcaya

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to Mobile Learning Programs

What is Mobile Learning at Algonquin?
What does this mean for the Students?
Teaching with Technology

Mobile Learning @ Algonquin
Mobile Learning is a method of program delivery at Algonquin College which enables students to use wireless mobile devices to enhance their learning experience in and out of the classroom, obtain and work with course materials, participate in collaborative online environments and become skilled, confident users of the technologies used within an educational environment and workplace.
What is a Mobile Learning Program (MLP)?
A Mobile Learning Program integrates mobile and web-based technologies into its delivery structure and culture. These technologies are used to enhance learning, foster collaboration and prepare learners for a career in which information is available anytime and anyplace. Students are required to own and use a mobile device that meets or exceeds the specifications determined by the program.
What is the difference between Mobile
and Online Learning?
Online Learning students may be in a different physical location from their instructor, and through technology, they are able to connect and interact with course content, instructors and fellow students. Online learning can be offered both synchronously and asynchronously. Mobile Learning refers specifically to the addition of a mobile device to the learning environment. Mobile Learning courses use various delivery methods, such as face-to-face, hybrid or online.
Students in mobile learning programs will use their devices to
Enhance their
experience in and
out of the
Participate in
and mobile
Become skilled,
confident users
of the technologies used
within an educational
and workplace
and work with
course materials
What is the cost to the students?
In addition to purchasing the mobile device, students enrolled in Mobile Learning programs will be required to pay a Mobile Learning ancillary fee of $150 per semester.
Access to
a Laptop
(Mac or Intel based)
loaner for
extended periods
What will students get
for this fee?
Adobe’s Creative
Photoshop, Illustrator,
Acrobat, Dreamweaver,
Premiere Pro,
& more...
Windows OS &
Office Suite
Word, Excel,
& more...
Thousands of video tutorials to keep you current in the latest software packages.
Upgraded classroom and wireless access (Mobile Classrooms)
Additional Technicians/ additional hours
(i.e. MLC)
What are the benefits for Professors?
Mobile software
Adobe Creative Cloud
and Microsoft (Office Suite & Windows OS)
Access to Lynda.com
training videos
All full and part-time faculty and staff can install the Adobe Creative Cloud in 2 personal computers
Access to the
Room C135d
from ITS
development training focused on mobile learning and curriculum support services
Challenges Tips and Tricks
All full and part-time faculty and staff can install the Adobe Master Collection on 2 personal computers
e.g. Join.me,
taking notes
Engage your student and their laptop in the lesson where applicable.
Cognitive interference and overload
Develop a class charter that encourages respect for classmates
Involuntary shifts of attention
Create expectations, devote first few minutes of class for setup
Low battery, wireless and technical problems
Divide your class time between mobile/non mobile;
Address phone usage in class charter
Social media, instant messages, texting etc..
Class Charter
Our Rights
Our Responsibilities
Facilitate faculty-student interactions
Increase interactive opportunities i.e. Digital Activities, Join.me, Mind Mapping, collaborative documents etc.
Engage students with the technology they are comfortable with (texting, social media, etc.)
More meaningful interactions in large classes
Workplace-related experience (research, troubleshooting, software etc.)
Spell-check, access to updated info, etc.
The Mobile Classroom
Extron System
Screen Annotation Tools
Go to:
to retrieve your license key and download the software
Annotations in PowerPoint and Word
Engaging tools for connecting with your students…
Online Tutorials and Resources

Your guide to finding the resources and services you need


The Curriculum Services (CS) supports programs with course development, online and hybrid courses in particular.
What is it?
Join.me is an easy to use, online screen sharing tool that will allow your students to view your screen by typing in a URL.
No downloads or accounts required for students
2 versions: Free and Pro*150 trial licenses for Pro version
To learn more go to https://join.me/
To request a Pro license for Join.me, contact us at onlineresources@algonquincollege.com
An easy to use development environment for creating interactive digital activities.

Anyone who wants to engage students in new and creative ways. It's perfect if you're looking to create online material or would just like to add interactivity to your course.

This web based application will help you create online activities for your courses (Crosswords, Drag and Drops, Word Jumble and Quizzes).
Digital Activity Creator
Learn more at: http://lyceum.algonquincollege.com/DActivity/
What Is It?
Who Is It For?
Why Use It?
Camtasia Relay + FUSE
is a desktop capture program that enables you to record presentations or demonstrations on a computer screen, along with narration.

record real world camera video with your iOS or Android phone – anytime, anywhere.
Camtasia Relay
Learn more at: http://www2.algonquincollege.com/relay/home/start/
is a web conferencing and virtual classroom tool that supports real-time online discussion and collaboration. It is accessible from within your Blackboard course.
Key Features: Polling , Application sharing for moderators, Breakout rooms to facilitate group work, Session capture, Accessibility options, and more.
Blackboard Collaborate
Learn more at: http://algonquincollege.com/blackboard
Other Blackboard Tools
Tests: are sets of questions that are graded to measure student performance.
Surveys: are useful for gathering data from students that is not used to evaluate student performance.
FluidSurveys is a do-it-yourself online survey tool that is meant to allow customers from around the world to create their own surveys, collect data from respondents, and analyze results.
Fluid Surveys
Learn more at:
Anabella Arcaya, ext. 2995
Farbod Karimi, ext. 3578
Melissa Smeltzer, ext. 5051
Faculty Survival Guide
Online Resources
Mobile Learning at Algonquin
Course Development
“Take control” of the instructors computer to demonstrate learning
Communicate with you through remote access
Share what’s being done on their screen with others
Follow your presentation on their own computer
Did you know your students can:
Interactive activities to reinforce concepts on their own time
Alternative methods to study for tests and exams
Interactive activities to help them understand difficult concepts
Did you know you
can provide students with
Review the content that you taught at any time and on any device
Watch small lectures before class, and then practice/apply concepts during class
Create their own videos and submit them as an assignment
Did you know your students can:
Give a reverse lesson using a online test, where students are given the questions and have to use web resources and textbooks to find the answers, rather than you teaching them
Create tests and pools of questions that can be graded automatically
Did you know you can:
Use surveys or polls to determine how much students know about a topic, or what they would prefer to learn about
Instructors can easily create polls that students can immediately access, without the need for custom links or specialized hardware.

Poll on the Go already has your class lists uploaded, so creating a poll for your class is easy. Polls can be assigned to individual students, professors, or entire course sections, or create a custom link and poll anyone.
Poll on the Go
Learn more at:
Create anonymous polls with ease to quickly analyze student feedback or determine how much your students know about a specific topic.
Take our mobile Learning Poll at:
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