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2016 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

To appreciate the landscape of this emerging technology on campus, a comparative study on adoption of mobile learning and eTextbooks at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is being conducted. In 2012, UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) distributed the

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Students’ Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study

This article published in EDUCAUSE Review Online presents results from the two university-wide surveys about students’ mobile technology ownership and learning practices. They show that mobile device ownership is high and continues to increase among students. Students and instructors need technical,

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Facilitating Professional Development of Mobile and eTextbook Technologies: A Special Interest Group Approach

This article from the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education was written by Aimee deNoyelles and Ryan Seilhamer. We explore the creation and development of the Mobile/eTextbook Focus Group at UCF. Facilitating Professional Development of Mobile and eTextbook Technologies:

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2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

Mobile technologies are playing an increasingly important role in college students’ academic lives. The New Media Consortium’s 2014 Horizon Report listed mobile apps and mobile learning as key emerging technologies that have potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry

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2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report

The final research report has been moved to the following: 2014 UCF Mobile & eTextbook Survey Report    

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Designing Courses with Mobile in Mind

I recently wrote the following article for the the Keep Learning blog sponsored by Instructure.  The article focuses on designing online courses with implications for mobile users. http://learning.instructure.com/2014/05/designing-courses-with-mobile-in-mind/

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Exploring Students’ Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education

This article by Baiyun Chen and Aimee deNoyelles was published in the September 2013 issue of Educause Review Online, and the results were based on the 2012 Mobile/eTextbook survey at UCF. Here are the key takeaways from the article: A university-wide

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Handbook of Mobile Learning

Ryan Seilhamer, Baiyun Chen, and Amy Sugar of the UCF Mobile Initiative Team have published a chapter in the Handbook of Mobile Learning by Routledge. The chapter is titled “Framework for Implementing Mobile Technology” and is an overview of UCF’s implementation

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