Smiling faces were seen all around as “Group 1” of the BCC Mobile Initiative completed six hours of training in ipads on March 8. The workshops, designed and led by English Professor Nicole Mooney and CTL Director Dori Digenti, were highly interactive and full of questions, shared discovery and building confidence for entering or furthering mobile learning at the college.
Funded under Massachusetts state Vision PIF and the Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) funding, the workshops covered a range of topics, including ipad use and care; Apps to support at-risk and developmental student learning; cloud computing; Open Educational Resources; Creating quality online materials; Accessibility; and contextualized learning modules.
BCC will train a second group this Spring. Plans are in the works for advanced workshops on discipline-specific apps; BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) guidelines; and other topics.