Online Learning Update

March 17, 2016

Faculty Alert: You Can’t Put the Mobile Genie Back in the Bottle

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

By Toni Fuhrman, Campus Technology

Recent Educause research indicates that faculty are not adopting mobile as fast as students are demanding it. Higher ed IT executives and faculty are still struggling with the ongoing job of catching up and keeping up with student expectations regarding mobile devices and mobile infrastructure. “Faculty is not adopting mobile as fast as students are demanding it,” commented diFilipo in a recent interview. “We’re dealing with 17- and 18-year-olds that live, breath and literally sleep with their mobile devices. This is a whole ecosystem. The mobile device is their power base. It is, in effect, their ‘car’ — a source of freedom, mobility, and identity in an age when kids are not as free to roam about as they once were.”

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