Breakout Session

Mobile Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

Track: Mobile

Breakout Session IV
Thurs 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm

Abstract
Technology has revolutionized the way we live, communicate and learn. In today’s global job market technological know-how is essential to a student’s success. Utilizing mobile learning can ensure students are well prepared and able to learn in a familiar and comforting environment. At our institution, the modality used is the Apple iPad. Students are given the opportunity to work in small groups, develop crucial critical thinking skills and apply the concepts learned in real life situations. Educators implementing mobile learning have seen positive impacts in student engagement, motivation, confidence, attitudes towards learning and retention. Workshop participants will experience a classroom simulation of the use of iPads in learning as they use specific iPad applications in small group activities for various academic disciplines.

Marianne Morano
Chairperson of Health and Exercise Science
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise
I am a Professor and Chairperson of Health and Exercise Science. I teach courses in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology as well as, Chair a department of over 400 students. In addition, I have industry experience in all areas of health and wellness working with individual clients, corporations and fitness facilities. In the last couple of years I have changed my teaching style to incorporate the use of technology in the classroom and have added the use of iPads to facilitate learning.

Samantha Fuentes
Biology Professor
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise
Samantha is a Biology Professor who uses readily iPads in the classroom to facilitate learning using specific applications to understand human anatomy and physiology.

 

Marjorie Timmerman
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise
Marjorie is also proficient in using iPads in the classroom to facilitate learning. She uses it in a way to simulate crime scenes for students as well

 

Bryan Lemme
Professor
County College of Morris

Bio / Expertise
Bryan is a Professor at County College of Morris who is proficient in all areas of technology use in the classroom and also uses iPads regularly in all of his classes to facilitate learning