Full course description

Starts May 4, 2015

This course introduces participants to instructional design principles for teaching with mobile technology. Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend; what opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning? How can we leverage the affordances of mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and student learning?

To answer these questions, participants will explore designing and integrating mobile learning into a course; pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology; a framework for mobile learning design strategies and simple and apps for creating mobile content and instruction. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend virtual events facilitated by mobile learning designers and practitioners. The course will feature a short mobile to demonstrating one method of delivering mobile learning. By the end of the course, participants should have experienced a few methods to leverage and integrate mobile teaching and learning in their own courses.

Participants will explore and experience the following topics and concepts:

  • instructional design principles and pedagogies for teaching and learning with mobile technology
  • a research based framework for mobile learning design strategies
  • simple tools for creating mobile content and instruction
Robin Bartoletti

Robin Bartoletti

Robin Bartoletti provides expertise in Maker Education, elearning, social media, and other educational technologies. She is an Instructional Designer and has also served as faculty and educational technologist supervising online course and program development, faculty training, and consulting in online and blended learning.

Robin has more than 15 years of experience in K-12 and higher ed educational technology and has led numerous presentations and workshops around the country. She is a Canvas Grant awardee.
twitter: @robinwb

Rob Power

Rob Power

Instructional Developer

Rob is an instructional developer with the Advanced Learning Technologies Centre at College of the North Atlantic-Qatar in Doha, Qatar. Prior to moving to the Advanced Learning Technologies Center, Rob was an instructor with the School of Information Technology at CNA-Q from 2005-2013. He has been a technology / learning resources teacher in the K12 sector in Canada. Rob is currently a Member-at-Large with the Executive of the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn). He served as the project manager and conference chair for the 12th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2013), which was hosted in Doha, Qatar, in October 2013.

Rob is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Education in Distance Education (EdD) program with the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. Rob’s particular area of research and practice interest lies in instructional design for mobile learning. Rob is the developer of the Collaborative Situated Active Mobile (CSAM) learning design framework, and he has facilitated numerous conference presentations, workshops, and professional development programs on the use of CSAM to guide the development of mobile reusable learning objects (RLOs). His doctoral dissertation research, A Framework for Promoting Teacher Self-Efficacy with Mobile Reusable Learning Objects, has focused on the impact of the CSAM framework on teachers’ confidence with using mobile learning strategies. Rob expects to complete his oral dissertation defense in Winter 2015.

You can follow Rob on Twitter at @xPat_Letters

Whitney Kilgore

Whitney Kilgore

Higher Education Consultant

Whitney is a consultant working with institutions of higher education to build high quality online programs. She has an extensive background in education, leadership, educational technology, strategic planning, learning management systems, professional service delivery, and organizational change. Her primary areas of focus are faculty professional development, personalized adaptive digital content, and learner engagement. She recently served as vice president, Academic Services International for Academic Partnerships (AP). In this role, Whitney was responsible for the planning, development, and assessment of AP's international partner universities' high-quality online degree programs (in Latin America, UK, China, Australia, Spain, and the Philippines).

Prior to joining Academic Partnerships, Mrs. Kilgore was formerly the director of academic technology services at the College of Southern Nevada, where she led the cross functional expansion of the virtual campus and upgrades to more than 300 smart classrooms. Under her leadership the Online Campus grew larger than any of the brick and mortar campuses, serving 46,000 students. She is a member of the Sloan Consortium, EDUCAUSE, and is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer. Mrs. Kilgore received a post-graduate certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University, and holds a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M Corpus Christi. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Computing at the University of North Texas.

You can follow Whitney on Twitter at @whitneykilgore