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Friday, January 13 • 11:15am - 11:35am
"Please do NOT silence your cell phones: A study on online, mobile learning and TPaCK"

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A four-point-effectiveness checklist for continued student engagement with mobile technology in online courses is described in this paper. Designed for pre-service and in-service adult learners, the checklist reflects research in pedagogical practice of mobile learning, knowledge transfer, adult learning theory, and the TPaCK instructional framework.  Data sources include the feedback artifacts of current online course facilitators who also contributed to this paper. Post-course assessment data from adult learners validates the success of best practices for student engagement with mobile technology when the syllabus can be held in the palm of your hand. 

Keywords: Online Education, Online Learning, Transfer of Knowledge, TPaCK, Adult Learning Theory, Personalized Feedback


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Cassandra Kelley

Faculty, CalStateTEACH Teacher Preparation Program & National University
Educational Technology; Teacher Preparation; Professional Development Cassandra has 7 years of classroom teaching experience. She was also the School Technology Coordinator for six years, facilitating professional development in technology implementation and additionally taught "Intro... Read More →

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Helen Teague

Student / Online Course Facilitator, Pepperdine University & PBS TeacherLine
Helen Teague is a 4th generation native Californian. She just finished defending her dissertation in Learning and Technology from Pepperdine University. Helen also holds Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction, Gifted Education, and School Administration) and a Bachelor of Business... Read More →

Friday January 13, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am

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