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Sarah Prahl

Page history last edited by slprahl@... 11 years, 2 months ago

Good to see you again, Sara!

Here's January's wiki page.



 Opening Discussion

 Morning Presentation: Pre 10:00

Finally, in 2008, texting has overtaken voice as primary use of cell phones

"Ubiquitous computing" Mark Weiser

Wireless = Radio (UHF, VHF)

Moore's law

A device ecology: Ecology of contexts definition

What are we using this tech for? 

  • Content capture
  • Content access
  • Social connection

Morning Presentation: Post 10:00

Social use...

All of Web 2.0, only more and faster (social media, microcontent)

Different time levels (immediate download, eventual upload)

Integration of Web services (Facebook apps, Twitter for phone)

Richness of small device experience (PSP): okay to use small screen for big screen experiences (games, movies)

Conveninece matters!

New interfaces: tiny keyboard, stylus, touchscreen, mouse (might wane)

Audio and image input instead of text (QR)

Open vs. closed battle: mobile devices tend not to be open, everyone has a different platform and this is a problem for development and connection

Device and social multi-tasking, continuous partial attention, cognitive load

Danah Boyd: studies of who expects who to use Facebook and MySpace

Web content for mobile devices: one column, very little interactivity, colleges are starting to do this

Digital Campus: A biweekly discussion of how digital media and technology are affecting learning, teaching, and scholarship at colleges, universities, libraries, and museums. Dan Cohen

Podcasting: students tend not to listen to podcasts

LibriVox: Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers; the goal is to record every book in the public domain.

UChannel: UChannel is a collection of university lectures, panels, and conferences on the public and international affairs issues of the day.

Geolocation: digitally annotating digital space


Wisconsin Englishes: Welcome to the website of the Wisconsin Englishes Project! We are a group of linguists located at institutions throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states who are exploring various aspects of the dialects of English spoken in Wisconsin.


Afternoon Presentation

QR Code Generator

Mobile games

Bans of mobile phone use in certain places

Incremental growth of wifi: hasn't taken off in US, sadly didn't happen

Devices and Platforms

Cameras: media capture, multimedia, networked to use

YouTube: www.inbflat.net

mp3 players

Campus lecture capture


ebook readers: Kindle

Phones: triumph of iPhone, news, media, apps, touch, networked

Android (from Google, partnered with T-Mobile), Palm Pre

Tablet and tablets

GPS enabled devices: ultimate = augmented reality

Clickers (Classroom response systems): Clickers force small cognitive acts

Polldaddy: With your free account from PollDaddy you can now create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles.

Cables, USB drives, flash cards, batteries and outlets, desktop, docking stations, monitors

Afternoon Presentation Part 2

What do you think you can explore practically in fall 2009?

Think about what would work in the classroom and what would work beyond the classroom


Using media in the info lit classroom-- rapid editing and presentation so students can focus on use of information and compatability of resources


Considering new Web services: "How is this going to work with mobile devices?"


Classroom multitasking

Learning commons or other learning spaces outside the classroom covering wireless

Off campus mobile learning

Campus clouds


Device bans

Campus apps and class-developed apps Duke Mobile | Mad City Mystery | MIT Mobile Web

New media studies pedagogy: development of mobile games and apps


Seton Hall University mobile computing program


Talk with students about attention


  • Information on demand
  • Time usage changes
  • Class/world barrier reduction
  • Personal intimacy with units
  • Spatial mapping
  • Mobile, multimedia, social research


Backchannel: The practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks.


Laptop in the classroom

Futures: what kind of steps do you want to take?

It seems that mobile technologies will enable students to bring more of themselves into the classroom, more that they are interested in, more that they share, more that is part of their everyday lives.  And this seems like an excellent basis to begin discussions on the role of information and information technologies in our lives and the development of a critical stance toward this aspect of our lives.  I'm not sure the professors who expect me to demo MLA and the library catalog will see our discussion as immediately relevant to their course needs, though, and I'm not sure to what extent students separate personal information behavior from academic information behavior. Some studies seem to indicate that the two are treated very differently and that students still expect to have to use "arcane" info technologies to access academic content. However the same studies infer that students are personally tied to their personal info devices and would rather use these as the base stations for both personal and academic info access.

Imagining the Internet



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