Book Talk: Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, with Dominic Mentor and Contributors
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 10/01/2016
Uploaded: 12/16/2016
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Tags: cell phones, educational technology, media, Mentor, mobile learning, smart phones

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, with Dominic Mentor & Contributors, Monday, 10/24, 4-5:30pm


On Monday, October 24th we will host a panel discussion of the newly published Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, (IGI, 2016) with Dominic Mentor and contributing authors. This book "expounds the current research on m-learning and strategies to leverage mobile devices in educational contexts. It also addresses the importance of communication, community, and mobility in modern classrooms, while offering a comprehensive overview of the theory and pedagogy associated with this new technology." (Publisher's Description) Topics include: app based teaching; M-learning in K-12 and work environments; mobile activism, gaming, journalism, and learning; and wearable technology.

Dominic Mentor, editor and contributing author of the Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University who came to the USA from South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship. He serves as a senior leader of a corporate facing, talent development non-profit and won the Workforce Magazine 2014 Optimas Gold and the 2015 Blended ELearning Award from the International E-Learning Association for his vision and innovation. He initiated and co-designed the USA’s first mLearning course, and a social media fellowship for the NY Mayor's Office of Adult Education. Dominic’s previous publications include the first chapter in Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implication (2015), a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (2014), a book review published in Teachers College Record (2010) of New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion, an article in Educause Quarterly (2011) titled "Supporting student success with social connectedness via texting", and a book review of Students' Experiences of E-learning in Higher Education: The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation published in TC Record (2010), as well as an Educause journal (2010) article titled, "Stating the Case for Mobile Phone Learning".

Matthew X. Curinga is Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Adelphi University. He is a software developer, digital media scholar, and the founder the graduate program in educational technology at Adelphi. He is a veteran of the New York City tech start-up scene, where he was co-founder and CTO of mobile software developer Crisp Wireless, and the lead software engineer at IAG Research (acquired by Nielsen), where he designed and developed market research data-intelligence products. His academic research is concerned with the politics of software design, especially in regards to instructional design and learning technologies. He holds an EdD in Instructional Technology & Media and MA in Computing & Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jamie Krenn holds a PhD in Educational Psychology: Cognitive Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds three masters degrees in developmental and cognitive psychologies as well as a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy. She is the Chief Learning Officer at CoHatchery, a NYC co-working space with onsite childcare. Dr. Krenn is also currently overseeing a masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University entitled “Children’s Media: Analysis & Evaluation.” Finally, she is also a contributor to :30 Second Mom, a stream-based mobile website and app tied into the leading social networks whose goal is to provide mobile moms with quick and helpful tips in about 30 seconds or less - delivered straight to mobile phones. In the past, Dr. Krenn has been a Research Assistant for the Little Einstein Series, which appeared on the Disney Playhouse as well a Psychological Research Consultant for Miscellaneous Media, which produced such popular programs as MTV’s True Life. Her research interest includes the socio-emotional effects of media, children's educational television, and culinary cognition.

Reshan Richards is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Math, Science, and Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass). An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.

Please rsvp with your details by Friday, October 21st.

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Where: 306 Russell