Elaine R. Gagne EDUC 8841 Walden University. Cell Phones in College Courses. Implementation Proposal. “... If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow…”-- John Dewey (Founder of American Public Schools). Needs. Cell Phone Integration.
“... If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow…”-- John Dewey (Founder of American Public Schools)
Cell Phone Integration
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Perceived Problems in Integration
Internet Browsers, Cameras, GPS, Memory Slots, Apps, Graphic Displays, SMS, Email, MP3, Games, e-Book, Calculator
Professors receive instructional support & interact with students
Generate Future Leaders
Students participate in collaborative activities
U.S. has critical mass in cell phone usage.
Japan uses cell phones in education.
Critical Mass not yet achieved in education in U.S. college classrooms.
Fuse cell phone usage into Advanced Placement courses.
Coordinate with college cell phone carrier to offer student discounted rate plans as an incentive.
Pilot Course Faculty
Roger’s Change Agent Roles
Show need for cell phone integration
Create Pilot Course Cohort
Create Student Voice Exchange
Offer incentive to try course
Student Satisfaction Survey
Amalgamate with Blackboard
Offer other courses using same model
Excellence in Teaching
Excellence in Innovation
Google & Podcasts
1,000’s more Apps…
Communication & Collaboration
Photos, Videos, & Music
AOL, MSN Messenger, Skype Mobile
Blogging, Wikis, & Social Networking
Do you think U.S. educators will ever embrace cell phones in the collegiate classroom?
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