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?
Adult Learning faculty finalist presentations this week: "Potential of Mobile Learning for Adult Professional Development"
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
Friday, 5/17 - Dr. Erin McCloskey, UW-Madison
10:30 - 11:45 am
Any feedback about the candiates should be sent to Barry Orton, chair of the Search & Screen Committee, at email@example.com.
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.
This is worth reading. Especially points #5, 7, 8, and 9.
- Got a question about "mobile learning"?
- Want to get your students outside?
- Need help designing/building an ARIS project?
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.
As a proponent of public education and providing free access to knowledge beyond the borders of the university (Wisconsin Idea), I think I'm pleased about Apple's new foray into eTexts, their iBooks. But I know that there are other opinions, so I'd love to hear them.
Please join us next week to do a design jam around a mobile learning/game/storytelling design tool called ARIS (see the demo if you haven't already heard about it) and we wanted to invite you to two public events.
First, we will be offering an ARIS workshop on Wednesday, November 3rd, from 3pm - 5pm, location Langdon Room, Memorial Union. You will make a simple mobile experience and then try it out on an iPhone in just 2 hours. Bring a laptop and browser to use our Flash-based authoring tool.
Second, we will be hosting a Public Playtest on Friday 4:30-6 at the Memorial Union Rathskeller. There you can play some of the games/tours/documentaries that have been made in ARIS about topics such as the Dow Day riots that took place in the late 60s at UW, as well as the new designs that will be made next week. Bring a GPS-enabled iPhone or iPad, or borrow one of ours! Or bring a friend who has one!
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