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EDUCAUSE Going Mobile
November 17, 2009 - 8:14pm

I'm going home

And when I want to go home, I'm going mobile

Well I'm gonna find a home on wheels, see how it feels,

Goin' mobile

Keep me moving

--The Who - Going Mobile from Who's Next 1971.

EDUCAUSE - go mobile!

First the good news:

The People: Both Steve Worona and Gerry Bayne are masters at the mediums of the webinar and the podcast.

EDUCAUSE Podcasts: 37 pages of educational technology podcast goodness. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow on Twitter.

The EDUCAUSE Mobile Site: Wonderful to have a mobile version of our EDUCAUSE 09 conference schedule. Appreciate being able to read EDUCAUSE Quarterly and Review through my mobile browser.

Next steps?:

Mobilize EDUCAUSE Live:

I love these Webinars. If you want to see the form at its best go and check out Richard Katz's 11/13 Tower and the Cloud presentation in the archive. The problem is that the number of great presentations in the archive exceeds the time available to view them. What I want to be able to do is to download the presentation to my iPod Touch (as I do with TED talks). Having all the Webinars archived on my mobile device would allow me to view in small chunks and during in-between times. I understand that Adobe Connect Pro does not have an MP4 output (unless I'm wrong), but that should not stand in your way. You could record the presentation using a screen recorder like Screenflow to produce the file.

Create iPhone / Android Apps:

My model for a great NYTimes iPhone App. The app design and usability are excellent, and it syncs to allow offline reading. The sync feature means that it is very fast to navigate the content. Both EDUCAUSE Quarterly and Review need a full fledged app.

The conference schedule and scheduler could also move to a full-featured iPhone and Android application. Let's stop once and for all printing out the paper conference schedule.

Mobile Conference Presentation Recordings:

Lots of great EDUCAUSE 09 conference presentations available in streaming format, most of which I will never get to watch because I can't download them to my iPod Touch. There are is simply too much competing for my attention when I'm on my computer to watch full streaming presentations. I need to be able to do what I do with TED talks, download and watch in chunks during spare moments.

What am I missing? What did I get wrong?

 

 

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