I was fortunate enough to get to participate in Austin Peay’s Innovative Professor Conference earlier this week in Clarksville, Tennessee. This was my first trip to conference and first time visiting the APSU campus – both were absolutely amazing! I had a wonderful time getting to meet both new and old friends, talk about various methods of creating content for iOS devices, and discuss the importance of mobile devices and the future of education.
I will be writing some longer posts over the next few days with some additional materials from my talks at the conference, but I wanted to go ahead and get the presentation slides posted in case anyone was looking for them!
Creating Content for iOS Devices
This session discussed several different ways of creating content for Apple mobile devices – from HTML and CSS to native application development using Objective-C. I used the development of the D2L Instructor Quick Reference app as a basis for discussing the pros and cons of each method.
I ended up giving this presentation a couple of different times during the conference, but both sessions were relatively similar.
Remixing the Future of Education
My lunch talk focused on the rise of mobile devices, why they matter, and how they will change the way we teach and learn. The first part of the talk discussed mobile statistics and suggested that mobile devices are the first truly “personal computers” in the history of computing. The second part of the talk discussed several methods of remixing existing content to be more “mobile friendly.”
Please feel free to leave any questions, suggestions, etc. in the comments area below. Feel free to check back in the next few days for more links and source code from both of those presentations.