iPad Minis are here! Learn about how these new devices will be fitting into the Mobile Media Pilot starting with the Spring 2013 semester.
Project Goals and Key Questions
- Evaluate how mobile devices impact the student media production workflow: can students do more or different types of work with these devices?
- Identify appropriate uses for mobile devices in the classroom: when does mobility help or hinder students?
- Identify how mobility impacts learning: does the immediacy, or the ability to work in the field, change how students organize and communicate their ideas?
- Conduct assessment and share our findings with faculty and the learning design community.
If you are interested in being a part of the Mobile Media Pilot Project, contact the Media Commons directly by email at email@example.com, by phone at 866-266-7496 or by talking to a Media Commons consultant at University Park or your Commonwealth Campus.
The Media Commons staff will work with you one on one to make sure that your project will be a good fit for mobile devices and help you with support resources and more, all tailored to your specific needs.
Before You Begin
Two questions you should ask yourself in deciding if and how to use mobile devices like an iPod touch for your student projects:
If Yes, Then Consider…
Mobile media projects are particularly rich when students will be:
- shooting in the field
- creating spontaneous/unplanned recording
- sharing media immediately (shoot, publish and tweet)
- completing simple post-production (basic editing, transitions and titles)
- working where small, unobtrusive devices are preferred
Mobile devices (iPods or iPads) are not the best option when:
- projects are complex and require extensive editing*
- projects require extensive incorporation of external media
* in many cases, a rough cut is sufficient for the learning objectives of the project
To ensure you have a successful experience, Media Commons recommends:
- letting students know early-on that they will be using mobile devices for their projects
- scheduling training sessions with students (the workflow for media production on these devices is pretty simple but may be new to students)
Who Is Piloting?
E R M 499A
AM ST 105 & COMM 001
E R M 499A
BIOL 297A & 497A
World Wide Narratives
World Wide Narratives
ED PSY 014
IST 240 & PLCS 001
About Pilot Devices
The Media Commons is exploring both the iPod touch and the iPad for use in the classroom.
The iPod touch is priced and featured to be a very viable direct replacement for a Flip or Sony Bloggie camera in a camera -> computer -> delivery workflow while also offering features like still photography, on-device editing, web access, audio recording, note taking and video uploading beyond the Flip’s capabilities.
The iPad offers the same benefits over the Flip or Sony Bloggie camera as the iPod touch as well offering a much larger screen for framing shots and editing video, audio and still images. The iPad also offers hardware accessory compatibility with high quality USB microphones, HDMI video mirroring, Bluetooth keyboards and more.
The Media Commons has also created a standardized software load for the iOS devices. Software currently includes:
- Apple’s standard apps for iPod touch or iPad
- Photoshop Express
The software load will change depending on participant feedback and project needs. Make a suggestion if your favorite app is not listed.
We’re here to help! If you have questions about your Mobile Media Pilot device while working on a class project, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866-266-7496.