EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design
(with Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, and tablets)

Online Course - 3 semester hours graduate credit
Not Offered in 2018
Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration

Learn how Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers integrate with the classroom, library media center, professional development, training, clinical healthcare education, and administration/assessment activities.

  • Focus on how mobile learning allows learners to collaborate, communicate, research, and create in new and different ways
  • Integrate mobile applications and resources to enhance and extend student learning
  • Create and share media, documents, and websites suitable for a smaller screen
  • Learn how to use mobile tools for project management tasks, differentiation, or transition to the flipped/blended learning, and assessment data analysis
  • Develop tools and metrics to evaluate the success of mobile learning technologies

Who Should Enroll

Participants in the course may include

  • K-12 teachers, special educators, instructional technologists, professional development coordinators, speech clinicians, and administrators
  • K-12 school library media specialists
  • Technical, vocational and community college instructors
  • University and continuing education faculty
  • Corporate trainers
  • Clinical healthcare educators

Our Students Say

"The mLearning course has been one of the most engaging courses I have been involved in for many years. I found it useful, perplexing, interesting and challenging. Because I work in an IB school, the notion of 'just in time and just for me' is so compelling when thinking about the units of inquiry. I held two sessions for the staff to explore new ideas and to look at was to better utilize their iPads."
~Jeff Phillips, Primary Resource Coordinator, Copenhagen, Denmark

"The collaboration that took place during this class was amazing. It was like a professional development opportunity hopped up on steroids I not only met a ton of professionals all over the country that use mobile devices to maximize their instruction and overall learning in the classrooms, but I learned specific strategies to use them effectively."
~ Don Engebregtsen, second grade teacher, Coleman, Wisconsin 

Course Description

Mobile learning research, trends, instructional design strategies for training, curriculum integration, and professional development.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Required Hardware - BYOD Bring your own device!

Participants will need only one of the following: Chromebook, iPad (any version), or iPod Touch, or iPhone or any smartphone. 

There is no required textbook for this course. All readings will be provided online.

Why You Should Care about M-Learning

Learning on the Go - Tips and Trends in M-learning (PDF)

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693