Your Name and Title: Peter F. Young, Director
School, Library, or Organization Name: Silicon Valley Centre for Global Studies, SJSU
Co-Presenter Name(s): None
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: San Jose, California
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Educators wanting to place their content on a tablet and/or smartphone
Short Session Description (one line): Reviewing current research surrounding content creation standards for use on a variety of tablets and smartphones being brought into the classroom.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Tablets and smartphones have been on the scene for some time now, but their presence is becoming bothersome for many educators. Not because these devices are a distraction [though they can be if not managed in the classroom], but because these devices come in a variety of sizes, computational abilities, video capabilities, Flash-enabled... or NOT, and the list just goes on and on.
I will share some of my research into effective placement and use of content - regardless of the topic at hand - on these devices. There are a variety of aspects of this "placement" that must be considered so that the final outcome - student learning - is maximized and the use of the device(s) is not seen as a chore, but rather as a joy. We will cover type, colours, pictures, video, length of material, chapters and sections, delivery method restrictions and many more mundane but essential aspects of content distribution and execution. Hope to see you there... virtually of course!
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: None