Lately, I have been thinking a lot about mobile technologies. My thoughts about technology are related to pedagogy, not construction. As part of my thinking on a technological pedagogy, which is based in philosophy, is action. What would integration of these tools look like in the classroom?
I wanted to share some statistics that I have come across. Mobile technology can be a powerful tool that we can use to achieve our stated learning objectives, better communicate the content of the subject, and facilitate a learning experience that works seamless with students work and life flow.
Statistics (via Microsoft – I know it is sacrilegious for a Mac guy to use statistics from Microsoft)
1) By 2014 mobile internet use should take over desktop internet usage (a laptop, by the way, is considered a desktop computer)
2) 1/2 of all searches, currently not future, are performed on a mobile device
3) On average, Americans spend 2.7 hours per day socializing on their mobile device
4) 91% of mobile internet access is to socialize, compared to 79% on desktops.
Alright, the question:
How can we use mobile technology to (fill in the blank) our students at HPU in order that they will succeed in their coursework and to prepare them for the future?