There can be no denying teenage reliance on their portable devices and Online Degrees.org provides a nice infographic on how college students are using their smartphones.

The dominant activity appears to be communication, although no data is presented on social media use.

If “idle time” is dominanted by smartphone use, is it still idle time?

I’ve just finished gathering data from a survey of high school students enrolled in elearning courses, on how they use their cell phones–there are some amazing results. Look for it in the future!

 

 

Source: http://www.onlinedegrees.org/mobile-lives-of-online-colleges

Evolution of the Cell Phone- The World’s gone Crazy!

Well, maybe not the world….maybe just me. I have to admit to being a “frequent upgrader” when it comes to cell phones. I’m captivated by the increased capabilities and growing power of mobile devices.

I used one of the early bricks (DynaTAC8000X), and a flip phone. As one of the first iphone owners in 2007, I was later able to share with Steve Wozniak my love for the device, and he agreed when I suggested it was “the greatest invention since the cotton gin”.

Over time, I upgraded to versions 2 and 3 of the iPhone, before accidently dropping it and requiring a replacement. My intention was to wait for the iPhone 5, so I decided to try the Samsung Galaxy  in the interim. Now, I’m a convert and can’t see myself going back! LOL

Apple vs Droid

Apple or Droid? Which is Better? This discussion is now part of my proverbial “Argument Starters”, alongside of Religion, Politics, & Child Raising. It seems that emotions–rather than reason, drive people to passionately defend whatever it is that they own. A credit to advertising and brand loyalty, for sure!

I’m not going to proselytize for a position on either because as a tool, it should perform the functions you require and to operate the way you want in your daily life.

Mobile Learning

The data surrounding research, advancements, and business uses for mobile devices clearly point to a future where mobile learning will be the dominant form factor. I’m excited about the potential for teaching and mobile learning (mlearning).

Looking  at the following infographic shows how fast the industry has evolved and point to exciting developments in the near future!

 

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Bond University documented a significant improvement in student success after implementing Blackboard Mobile Learn. Dr. Shelley Kinash, Director Office of Quality Teaching and Learning, presents the research findings that earned Bond University the 2012 Blackboard Mobile Catalyst Award!