Text of JC Barone, PhD Communication & Media Arts Western Connecticut State University
JC Barone, PhD Communication & Media Arts Western Connecticut State University
News Weather updates GPS & maps Millions of apps at my fingertips Conference- alarm for naps NAB app for latest convention updates Foursquare-deals on restaurants, merchandise, receive recs from friends Pandora, Spotify music Sirius
And 3 of 4 people bring their smartphones to games
How Do People Really Use Their Phones? (An Infographic), by Arpit Verma; http://www.blogtechnika.com/how-do-people-really-use- their-phones-an-infographicArpit Verma
Available through traditional pay-television bundling & broadband provider as a stand-alone service. Interactive Pivot app on any device allows subscribers to take the Pivot channel, both live streaming and on-demand, everywhere. Interact w/social media as you watch TV. Many Online features include a "Take Action" button to access information about social issues in each program, customized to the viewer's locale and interests. http://pivot.tv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVNJfUOBzJE The Internet of Everything Cisco
Didactic approach: Interdisciplinary Combine: Emerging digital technology, social media, and traditional media into an interactive learning environment To Produce and disseminate live, public, regional election coverage
Limited resources LOW budget No TV Studio No Bcast Transmitter No TV/Satellite Truck No PBS affiliation Started with no cable affiliation or existing transmission capabilities Positive institutional support Department School University System
(1) Can a high quality, election news program be produced despite limited resources using smartphones, traditional media, and social media into a seamless production? (2) Can the program be successfully delivered in real time to a diverse audience of university students, faculty, and the larger western CT region?
(3) How well will students of various interdisciplinary majors work together under the stress of a high stakes project? (4) How will course participants adapt to unforeseen events? (5) Will student civic understanding and engagement be increased?
In 2011, the digital revolution entered a new era. The age of mobile, in which people are connected to the web wherever they are, arrived in earnest.
More than 4 in 10 American adults now own a smartphone. 1 in 5 owns a tablet. New cars manufactured w/Internet built in. With more mobility comes deeper immersion into social networking.
No debate on changes in professional practice in four areas: (a) production technologies (b) distribution technologies (c) economic restraints (d) changing audience tastes and expectations (Pew, 2012; Mitchell & Rosenstiel, 2012; Atkinson, 2013).
News organizations around the world have witnessed shrinking budgets and fewer field offices (Barone & Swan, 2007). Reporters have had to do more of the production work including shooting and editing, and more of their work is in a live environment (Alysen, 2009).
The public has become a player in agenda setting by focusing attention on issues and supplying news organizations with content through various means: Facebook Websites Text messages Blogs Reddit Twitter RSS feed (Twitter->Video switcher) Emails Smartphone phone footage
31 students & 1 Alumnus: 23 males 9 females Freshman: 1 Soph: 7 Jr:10 Sr: 13 Majors: Media Prod Poli Sci COM English Prof. Wrt Exploratory IT Theater
Smart Phones Twitter Facebook Skype Instagram Reddit RSS feed 3 video switchers Web-based signals Virtual Sets Online File sharing Text msg-ing Live land-line call in Cable access studio
Cable access TV: ~ 60-thousand TVHHs Simulcast: WXCI-FM Webstreamed over University homepage.
~250 students attended Live election show on large monitor Food! Raffle (gift cards + Kindle) Live reporters on site
People still need, and do, the things they always have done
Reid, J. (2013) Smartphone today, smartwatch tomorrow. Western Star March 25, 2013. http://www.thewesternstar.com/Opinion/Columns/2013- 03-26/article-3207462/Smartphone-today,-smartwatch-tomorrow/1http://www.thewesternstar.com/Opinion/Columns/2013- 03-26/article-3207462/Smartphone-today,-smartwatch-tomorrow/1 Image: Dick Tracy on the Moon; verminblogs.com
For Biology class Ann used her Smartphone to record data (images, text audio). Check out apps that allow for recording temperature, pH, heart rate, velocity, etc. Mobile version of Excel. She uploads video to Skype to share w/ her lab partner, Mario. Smartphone to graph (app for that)
For English class Brittany uses her Smartphone to look up information in from the library database on Romanticism, feminism, and revolutionary movements of the late 18th century. She uses the mobile version of MS Word on her smartphone. She invites peers via email and Facebook to share a group calendar, exchange files and multi-media content, organize tasks and chat.
For COM class Steve looks at various Tarantino clips on his smartphone, makes note of several databases by texting himself, and visits several websites for researching his paper on Formalism and Directing. He also creates a Facebooks Event Page for the English Societys upcoming guest lecturer. She chooses all her relevant friends for the event. They in turn, will invite their friends. He holds a preproduction meeting with team members using Cengages MindTap & Blackboard (or FB) to schedule shooting a scene.
For Music class Using his laptop, Seth uses Google Plus for rehearsing with his quartet because they couldnt get to campus at the same time one evening, but but still need to practice. He also sometimes uses a metronome app on his smartphone when practicing.
For Business class Tom uses Google Plus (live) for group study sessions and critiquing each others work. He also uses the mobile version of MS Word, and voice-to-text apps for brainstorming.
For Writing class After reading his favorite Twitter feeds, and Reddit, Tyrone uses his Smartphone to Twitter thoughts about a news event. He writes his daily blog reviewing regional music concerts and performances. He conducts an interview using Skype.
For Math class Julie uses her laptop or Smartphone to get help with homework from www.math.com.www.math.com She uses its quadratic equation calculator because she left her physical calculator home. She also uses G+ for study sessions and filesharing.
Electronic devices: Smartphones, mobile devices, pads Free Web tools/sites: RSS RSS feeds of various information (news, etc) Skype Facebook Circles Google Plus Twitter Pinterest Instagram LinkedIn YouTube, Vimeo Podcasts University tools: Blackboard; clickers Corporate collaborative tools: Cengage Mind Tap Websites: Reddit-user generated, crowdsourced news stories There are TONS more, this is an incomplete list!!
5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality, Ben HechtBen Hecht
Hecht, B. (2013). 5 disruptive education trends that address American inequality. http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681576/5-disruptive-education-trends-that-address- american-inequality?goback=.gde_71923_member_229326497
Hecht, B. (2013). 5 disruptive education trends that address American inequality. http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681576/5-disruptive-education-trends-that-address-american- inequality?goback=.gde_71923_member_229326497