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ELI 2017 Mobile Presentation

Elevate Student Engagement beyond the Learning Experience through Mobile Technology Tuesday, February 14 | 1:45pm – 2:30pm ET | Fort Bend Successful methodologies coupled with learning technology can be implemented across an institution to mitigate the challenges of increasing enrollment

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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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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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Mobile OTTR

Today we are excited to announce a new resource called Mobile OTTR. There are many apps out there that have the ability to support learning. Some resources exist which curate and review these apps; however, it can be time-consuming and overwhelming

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Top Five Mobile App Categories According to UCF Students

The Center for Distributed Learning conducted a survey in the 2014 spring semester about student use of mobile and eTextbook technologies at UCF.  We asked students to name some mobile apps that they frequently use for learning purposes. In this

Posted in Mobile Research, UCF Updates

Average Canvas Session Time Per Device

We have been closely tracking the average session time for users accessing Webcourses (Canvas) since it was introduced at UCF in January 2013. The following chart compares the average session time of desktop, tablet, and mobile users. Please note that

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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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My Month With Google Glass

So, I did it.  I used Google Glass, and not just for a quick selfie, but for almost a month!  The amazing Dr. Melissa Dodd, a UCF professor in the Nicholson School of Communication, was nice enough to let me

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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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Mobile Device Usage at UCF

Mobile device usage reported in the Summer Mobile/eTextbook survey shows that iPhone and Android phones are the majority of the user base. Usage stats from UCFMobile and Mobile LMS apps (Canvas/Mobile Learn) appear to align with this finding.

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