UCF’s Mobile Initiative Team at CDL has been busy developing a mobile learning course called Mobile Essentials. Mobile Essentials is a professional development course open to UCF instructors, and will eventually be open to faculty from other universities.
The course is modular and allows individuals to work through the experience step-by-step, or pick and choose from the module-specific content that they would like to focus on. The Mobile Essentials course provides an overview of mobile learning, discusses mobile devices and mobile apps, addresses common barriers to mobile technology integration, and provides practical guides and examples that will help individuals learn to integrate mobile technologies into their courses.
Furthermore, the course provides detail about UCF-specific mobile applications, technology availability, and access at UCF. The Mobile Initiative Team would like UCF faculty members to know what mobile technology is available to their students, and how to use that technology to meet the needs of their diverse student population.