Smartphones and tablet devices have shifted the thinking about how to use mobility in education. Most universities will face how to integrate mobility into their course management system. For successful deployment of this emerging technology, University of Central Florida (UCF) created a mobile implementation framework to explore mobility adoption on campus, including student and faculty perspective, infrastructure impact, and support throughout the university of over 60,000 students.

Participants in this case-study session will explore the adoption of the UCF Mobile Campus, which includes UCFMobile and Blackboard Mobile Learn that gives faculty and students access to campus information and online classes using mobile devices. You'll learn a scalable mobile implementation framework to plan, test, pilot, and implement mobile applications on a campus of any size. You'll get the lessons learned and resources needed to quickly integrate mobility at any institution.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Details of a mobile implementation framework to deploy mobile applications
  • The planning phase: stakeholders, goals, resources, and timeline
  • The testing phase: test plan, technical and usability issues, infrastructure
  • The pilot phase: small-scale deployment, developing training materials, training support staff
  • The release phase: stakeholders, marketing, and support plans

Technology discussed in this session: Mobile Learning, Mobile Applications Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android Platforms: Blackboard Mobile Learn, Blackboard Vista.

Audience: Novice and intermediate. This session is for those who have a basic understanding of mobile applications and how they intergrate into education.