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The University of Notre Dame hosted its 2014 Mobile Conference this week on campus.

This year’s conference is centered on the topic of mobile learning. After successfully working to educate campus about the availability and features of mobile technologies on campus, it’s time to explore the next step – the interaction of mobile technology with teaching, learning and scholarship at Notre Dame.

Mobile technology has become such an ingrained portion of our daily lives, and this naturally has an impact on academic efforts. This year’s Mobile Conference approaches this topic from several angles and examines how we may best make use of mobile technologies while fulfilling our academic goals.

Agenda topics included:

Keynote PresentationKyle Dickson, Abilene Christian University

Kyle spoke on Abilene Christian University’s successes in engaging students through the use of mobile and emerging technologies, including their iPad 1-to-1 program and the AT&T Learning Studio.

Breakout Session: Mobile Data Collection for Internationa Development

Breakout Session: Discussion: Use of Emerging Mobile Technologies in Learning

Breakout Session: Boosting Productivity with Google Apps on Mobile

Student Panel Discussion — “Using Mobile to Improve Your ND Student Experience”

Faculty Panel Discussion — “Mobile Technology in the Classroom: Helping or Hurting?”

Breakout Session: What’s On Your Home Screen?
Learn what apps ND students, staff and faculty are loving and using every day. Discover your next favorite app at this session.

Breakout Session: Mobile-First and Mobile-Ready Textbooks and Course Materials

Breakout Session: Modern Mobile Security

This was a very informative and dynamic conference.

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