Fall 2014 Mobile Tech User Group Meetings

Below is the schedule of meetings for the Fall semester.  All meetings occur in Miller 16 (Pleasantville) and E319 (New York)

  • Monday October 6th 12:10pm-1:10pmPace_app_tap
  • Thursday November 6th 3:25pm-4:25pm
  • Tuesday December 9th 12:10pm-1:10pm

 *Please note the date change for the December meeting.*

All are welcome to attend.  If you are interested in presenting on a topic please leave us a comment below.  We look forward to seeing you.

Spring 2014 Mobile Tech Meeting Survey & Beyond…

The Mobile Tech User group sent out a survey to its users to gain some end of the year feedback.  Thank you to all that responded.  Here is some of the pertinent information that came from it.  Also, we take a look at some future topics that may be presented during next semesters meetings.

The survey consisted of 12 total responses.  9 faculty and 3 staff responded.

All 9 faculty have said they have used some form of the technology we have discussed in the meetings in the classroom.

All 12 respondents felt that the meetings were at least somewhat useful (3), useful (7), or very useful (2).

8 out of the 12 respondents at least read this blog occasionally.

Reasons that respondents felt that the blog was helpful:

  • Get information if they missed a meeting
  • To help discover new technologies, tech trends and get ideas
  • Learn how others are using technology in the classroom
  • To read reviews of applications for their own potential usage

Respondents felt that this content would be helpful on the blog going forward:

  • Talk about items that there wasn’t enough time for during the actual meetings
  • Tech trends
  • Anything regarding integration of technology

The biggest suggestion for future meetings was regarding the potential for online attendance for the user group meetings.

Some proposed topics for future meetings include:

  • Top Hat
  • Free versions of student engagement systems
  • Connect/LearnSmart
  • Gamification – tests as games, synchronous mobile applications and gaming for educational purposes.
  • EchoSign – e-signature tool and app
  • eTexts and OER
  • Apple updates from our Pace Apple representatives
  • Apple’s new operating system
  • Online office hours
  • Virtual science labs

The schedule for the upcoming Fall semester meetings will be posted very soon.  We hope everyone is having a great summer.