Mobile Learning

An informal place to connect, post resources, share ideas, and help shape the future of mobile learning at UW-Madison and beyond.

Please join and post ideas, questions, practices, research, readings, or even rants and ramblings on how mobile learning works (or doesn't, or could) at UW-Madison.

What are your dreams and concerns? And how could we address them?

Date: 
02/27/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Middleton Building rm. 302
Host: 
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Wondering how Collaborate can be useful in your course? Whether you are teaching in a traditional face to face classroom, blended learning, or online, Collaborate may be a useful tool for you. Join us on Feb. 27 from 2:30-4 in the Middleton Building rm. 302 to hear from your faculty colleagues how they use Collaborate as a solution to some of their needs. 

We will hear from Alan Carroll in the Dept. of Geoscience, Jennifer Gipson in the Dept. of French and Italian, and David Feldstein in the Department of Medicine as well as stories of others who have used Collaborate to address some pedagogical issues they faced. This session will focus on the problem instructors needed to solve, how they have used it, how they and their students feel about it, and what is working well and what they would like to change. There will be time for you to ask your questions and for participants to share experiences and concerns they have with the use of this tool.

David Feldstein Powerpoint, and notes from session attached.

Date: 
10/03/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Union - Beefeaters Room (3rd Floor)
Host: 
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member
Registration: 
http://bit.ly/uwmobilebb

Fall 2013 Mobile Learning Showcase Brown Bag*

*Lunches are not provided - Just good company


 

Date: 
09/19/2013 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Room 302 Middleton Bldg
Host: 
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Presenters: Jamie Henke (Music), Tim Paustian (Bacteriology), Beth Martin (Pharmacy)

These three faculty members have successfully used small-group work in online classes and will share their experiences in an open discussion.

  • Tim Paustian will talk about using the D2L chat room for exam review sessions.
  • Ever wonder how you can assess students' learning in a blended course that requires group collaboration? Beth Martin will present reflective learning strategies incorporated into the online portion of an experiential course. Group reflections and a wiki are utilized to engage learners in meaningful collaborations.
  • Are you looking for a project that will engage your students in undergraduate research, writing and collaboration? Jamie Henke will show you how you can use blogging for high impact learning opportunities for almost any course content.  Learn how to make time travel possible in group work that students actually enjoy!
Date: 
09/19/2013 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Room 302 Middleton Bldg
Host: 
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Presenters: Jamie Henke (Music), Tim Paustian (Bacteriology), Beth Martin (Pharmacy)

These three faculty members have successfully used small-group work in online classes and will share their experiences in an open discussion.

  • Tim Paustian will talk about using the D2L chat room for exam review sessions.
  • Ever wonder how you can assess students' learning in a blended course that requires group collaboration? Beth Martin will present reflective learning strategies incorporated into the online portion of an experiential course. Group reflections and a wiki are utilized to engage learners in meaningful collaborations.
  • Are you looking for a project that will engage your students in undergraduate research, writing and collaboration? Jamie Henke will show you how you can use blogging for high impact learning opportunities for almost any course content.  Learn how to make time travel possible in group work that students actually enjoy!
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Twitter for First Year Experience Class


How are you using Twitter for teaching and learning? This fall I am teaching a tech-enhanced Wisconsin Experience (#wiexp) seminar, and Twitter sort of embodies "tech-enhanced" (in a disembodied way), so I'm going to require that they open a twitter account, and each week we’ll be using it (with hashtags) to share things.

The idea behind this is to get you to explore and share. We learn new stuff every day that helps us get through our days more comfortably, more efficiently, and more effectively. Instead of filing those tricks and tips away privately, share them — along with any relevant links or photos — with your classmates (and learn from their tricks and tips!) through a Wisconsin Experience seminar hashtag (#wiexp), which I’ll stream on our D2L course page. Use some of these starting hashtags (along with #wiexp), or add your own!

  • #study: hints on study habits, quiet or cool places to study, tricks like collaborative note taking, etc.

  • #food: cool places to eat, terrible places to eat, ways to skip eating, rate your foodspots.

  • #shortcuts: how to navigate more effectively through campus or through campus bureaucracy.

  • #Q: things you wish you knew the answer to, or wish you knew sooner than you did (the idea is that if you have the question, others probably do too.)

?? Others?: anything can be a hashtag; please come up with other categories that I may have missed! The feed #wiexp will show up on the course D2L (L@UW) page, similar to the image, so they'll get a chance to see what others have posted. And hopefully, they'll be seeing it on their own twitter client. Thoughts?

The two finalists for the new faculty position in Adult Learning, located within the Division of Continuing Studies, will be making public presentations on the topic: "Potential of Mobile Learning for Adult Professional Development."


Thursday, 5/16 - Dr. Karen Kaminski, Colorado State University
10:30- 11:45 am
Room 7045  
 
Friday, 5/17 - Dr. Erin McCloskey, UW-Madison
10:30 - 11:45 am
Room 5045
 
Any feedback about the candiates should be sent to Barry Orton, chair of the Search & Screen Committee, at bmorton@wisc.edu.

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ARIS at Playful Learning


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Join us to learn more about using ARIS for mobile-enhanced experiential learning!

The Games + Learning + Society Center is hosting the GLS 9.0 conference on June 12-14. The day before the main conference (Tuesday, June 11), there will be a day-long GLS Playful Learning Summit (formerly known as GLSES) for educators:

The Games+Learning+Society 9.0 Conference begins Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Memorial Union with the Playful Learning programming featuring innovation, inquiry, and imagination in games-based learning. This inaugural Playful Learning Summit promotes professional development opportunities to celebrate and deepen educators’ use of games in various educational settings, and foster collaboration among teachers, designers, researchers and others throughout the elementary to higher education continuum. Playful Learning programming on Tuesday, June 11 will set an exciting tone for GLS 9.0 and provide a unique forum for educators to network, design, and play.

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Nine Truths About Being a Game Designer


This is worth reading. Especially points #5, 7, 8, and 9.

http://kidscreen.com/2012/09/24/nine-truths-about-being-a-game-designer/

Date: 
09/20/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
09/27/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
DMC, room B1145 (across from Classroom B)
Host: 
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member
  • Got a question about "mobile learning"?
  • Want to get your students outside?
  • Need help designing/building an ARIS project?
Come join us!
 
John Martin, from DoIT Academic Technology, will be hosting an open weekly session where you can come talk to others who are starting to talk abou
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ComETS GAME DESIGN Group


Just a note that the ComETS GAME DESIGN group will be meeting regularly this semester to improve teaching and learning by decosntructing the engagement/appeal/learning in good games, and applying it to teaching.

These are fun meetings, and they challenge participants to approach education in innovative ways.

We invite you to play.

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