May 4th 2015

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (

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This course introduces participants to instructional design principles for teaching with mobile technology. Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend; what opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning? How can we leverage the affordances of mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and student learning?

To answer these questions, participants will explore designing and integrating mobile learning into a course; pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology; a framework for mobile learning design strategies and simple and apps for creating mobile content and instruction. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend virtual events facilitated by mobile learning designers and practitioners. The course will feature a short mobile to demonstrating one method of delivering mobile learning. By the end of the course, participants should have experienced a few methods to leverage and integrate mobile teaching and learning in their own courses.

Participants will explore and experience the following topics and concepts:

- instructional design principles and pedagogies for teaching and learning with mobile technology

- a research based framework for mobile learning design strategies

- simple tools for creating mobile content and instruction