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Nerd Research Minute: Mobile Education

USE OF DIGITAL MATERIALS IN EDUCATION
A ATA – New Communication Approaches in the Digitalized …, 2020…
Abstract Excerpt: In addition to the advantages offered by the internet, these mediums can also be
accessed, not only via a computer, but also via media devices such as mobile phones
and tablets
APA Citation
Ata, A. (2020). Use of Digital Materials in Education. New Communication Approaches in the Digitalized World, 217.

Just Text Me: A Self-Regulated Learning Intervention for College Students
WJ Imbriale – 2020
Just Text Me: A Self-Regulated Learning Intervention for College Students. Abstract.
Abstract Excerpt: This study looks at the impact of a self-regulated learning (SRL) intervention delivered
via text messaging.
APA Citation
Imbriale, William John, (2020). Michigan State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2020. 27994352.

 


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Nerd Research Minute: Mobile Education

“One Text Once a Week”: Beginning the Story With Mobile Learning- Jo Perry – Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020
Abstract: Teaching and Learning has been changing over the past years to include mobile
spaces where study is about small bites of learning completed ‘on-the-go’while the
student is either mobile themselves or in a mobile environment.
APA Citation: Perry, J. (2020). “One Text Once a Week”: Beginning the Story With Mobile Learning. Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning2(1), 2-2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24135/pjtel.v2i1.20

 

The Role of Mobile Social Application in Stimulating Learning Stickiness in Blended Learning- L Zhang, Z Shao, T Zhao, SA Brown, 2020. Association for Information Systems AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) PACIS 2020 Proceedings
APA Citation: Zhang, Lin; Shao, Zhen; Zhao, Tuo; and Brown, Susan A., “The Role of Mobile Social Application in
Stimulating Learning Stickiness in Blended Learning” (2020). PACIS 2020 Proceedings. 235.
Retrieved from https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2020/235  and  https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1234&context=pacis2020

 

 

 


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Nerd Research Minute October 8, 2018: Adjuncts’ Participation in Online Discussion Forum Discourse

 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9

The word, “Hospitality” may be considered quaint and belonging to a “vintage” past, but it holds great meaning of invitational welcome. Although originally referring to welcoming others to our homes, might “hospitality” extend to online venues as well?

In other words, Is it possible to practice hospitality in online environments?

Growing up in California, there was always someone(s) arriving for a visit. Hospitality meant that there was someone ready to greet, something ready to eat, and something ready to do for all who came to visit. At least two out of three of those same principles are embedded throughout the GCU participation manual and applicable for online courses, especially in the following:

Ready to Greet/Something to Do:
1.) “Active engagement through weekly discussion forum contributions on 4 out of 7 days or 5 out of 7 days” (p. 8) provides both the academic and social support needed for students’ active engagement (Dolan, 2011; Hrastinski, 2009) and social connectedness (Diep, et al., 2018) in our online courses.

(2.) “Post an introduction to the Class Wall. Respond to all student introductions on the Class Wall” (p. 4) and accompanied by the Class Wall Introduction Template (p. 4-5) provides a Ready to Greet and Something for Students to Do as they long on to the course with a helpful scaffold template so students do not have to wonder how to succeed.

(3.) Although “Responsiveness” is listed in the Classroom Management section (p.5) of the Online Faculty Policy Manual, it is also an important component of online invitational hospitality and being engaged online. Responding quickly to students’ posts is a very important facilitation technique throughout a course but especially in the opening days of class.

Responsiveness is also imperative for technology issues that may arise for students. I believe in specific bread crumbs to help students log-in and participate so, in my online courses, I create a “Help Forum” with my “Course F.A.Q.’s” which are clear, concise instructions for issues that may arise or have happened in previous courses. Important information, such as my contact information, the course calendar, due dates, assessment rubrics, and assignment checklists provide necessary scaffolds that bolster students’ comfort levels and communicate hospitality.

I intently watch the course forums, my email, and students’ responses to my Introduction Forum to make sure that there is active presence and discussion. I respond to every student by name and I pick out threads of commonality or interesting items in their introduction. I asked students to also reply to each other by name and sign every post. These practices continues throughout the course. Sometimes, intensive guided practice is needed for students who are new to online courses or to the LMS. Lately, I’ve found that a quick Skype or Zoom session where I can share my screen with students is very effective.

Additional Something to Do: Participating with and involving students in building online collegiality is a catalyst for constructivist communities of practice online, (Lave and Wenger, 1998; Wellman and Gulia, 2018). Toward this goal, I create online Scavenger Hunts in Google Docs and short 30-second games in Quia or Educaplay to encourage light-hearted course and colleague participation.

The adult learners we serve are busy, over-scheduled, and often completing course assignments late at night and on the weekends. As instructors, we when follow engaging participation policies, we invite them into a safe, accessible, welcome space, and we set the stage for invitational learning. Through these behaviors, we approach the valuable goal of practicing online, invitational hospitality.

Your Turn: Do you think it is possible to create hospitable online spaces and/or online discussion forums?

If so, would you share your ideas?

 

References:

Diep, A. N., Zhu, C., Cocquyt, C., De Greef, M., & Vanwing, T. (2018). Adult learners’ social connectedness and online participation: the importance of online interaction quality. Studies in Continuing Education, 1-21.

Grand Canyon University (2013). Online Faculty Training Policy Manual: Retrieved from: https://cirt.gcu.edu/documents/frc/on_demand_workshops/mentor_recertificatoin/online_faculty_policy_manual_031513_v3_1pdf

Hrastinski, S. (2009). A theory of online learning as online participation. Computers & Education52(1), 78-82.

Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice. Retrieved June, 9(2).

Wellman, B., & Gulia, M. (2018). Net-surfers don’t ride alone: Virtual communities as communities. In Networks in the global village (pp. 331-366). Routledge eBook.

 

 

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Is Snapchat Linked to Learning Opportunities?

Recent headlines reference Snapchat, a 2011 multimedia messaging app created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown:

Snapchat Wednesday introduced a new type of augmented-reality-enhanced interactive lens, Snappables, calling them the first shared AR experiences on the messaging application. (Adweek)

Also Wednesday, Snap’s stock tanked a day after the company acknowledged it’s testing a redesign of the Snapchat redesign. (Deadline)

Is there a way(s) to include Snapchat as a Mobile tech affordance in classroom, online, hybrid instruction? 

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iPhone turns 10!

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The iPhone roll-out began ten years ago in June, 2007. Here is a fun Wired post:

https://www.wired.com/story/iphone-turns-10-how-it-became-the-everything-machine/

and a cool iPhone retrospective video: https://youtu.be/Yi9RElWqixA

Little stock fact: if “one” had purchased Apple stock in 2007, your purchase would have increased 750%, according to Cult of Mac: https://www.cultofmac.com/424259/what-a-1000-investment-in-apple-in-1996-looks-like-today/.  

What is your favorite iPhone moment or iPhone feature or moment?

My Favorite iPhone moment / feature is…  

 

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Grounded Theory Study on Student Voice Using Mobile Phones

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