Student surveys on mobile technology usage highlight a need for better mobile integration in coursework and institutional strategy.
BiographyRyan Seilhamer has been part of distributed learning at the University of Central Florida since 2000. In this time he has served many roles at the Center for Distributed Learning, which include web development, student support, and multimedia production. After receiving his MA in Instructional Technology, Ryan has transitioned into the role of Instructional Designer, assisting faculty in the creation and transition of course materials for online delivery. He is also involved with research related to emerging technologies and best practices for teaching and learning online. His current research interests are in the areas of mobile learning and digital textbooks where he leads the CDL Mobile Initiative.
A two-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased and become broader demographically.
Two university-wide surveys about students' mobile technology ownership and learning practices show that mobile device ownership is high and continues to increase among students.