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Impact and Transformation of Mobilization in Education: Emerging Smart Phones & Tablets Innovations

Robbie K. Melton (Tennessee Board of Regents, USA)
Session Information
April 10, 2013 - 10:10am
Innovative Media and Tools
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Applied Use (technology or pedagogy)
Institutional Level: 
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Featured Session
Celebrity 6
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Information Session 3
Virtual Session

This session will provide an update of the latest innovations, trends, and impact of mobile devices in education including predictions and showcase.

Extended Abstract

Every six months there are new innovations in mobilization technology of smart phones and tablets that impacts and/or transforms education and the workforce. This session will highlight the latest innovations, trends, and impact of emerging mobile technology including mobile content products of eReaders, phones, tablets, e/iTextbooks, mobile app teaching, learning, and training development, third party educational and workforce accessories, ADA mobile assistive tech tools, wearable technology, virtual and augmented tech, and new products highlighted at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) January 2013.

Participants will gain insight into emerging technologies that will evidently show up in the classroom, on campuses, on students (wearable tech attire) and how we perform our daily operations on campus (networking, productivity, IT, student recruiting, student services, libraries, distance education, etc.)

This session will also present a "mobilization needs assessment" and "rubric for assessing emerging technologies' to assist educators in determining the value and features for education and the workforce.

Lead Presenter
Robbie K. Melton Dr. Robbie K. Melton is the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) of eLearning ( and a full tenured professor at Tennessee State University. Her chief responsibilities as the AVC include eLearning Strategic Planning, educational technology innovations, eLearning quality assurances and the facilitation of eLearning system wide conferences, academies, and training. Dr. Melton previously served ten years as the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Regents Online Campus Collaborative (, which included program conceptualization, strategic planning, program implementation, central operations, training, course development, online teaching, and accreditation. She has authored numerous publications and presentations related to eLearning, and served as program consultant for Mekelle University, Ethiopia, and Hirosaki University, Japan. Dr. Melton received numerous teaching and technology awards including Tennessee Professor of the Year presented by the Carnegie Foundation of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (1994), Outstanding Teaching Alumni Award from The University of Tennessee (1966), Outstanding Professor and University Services at Winthrop College, Zenith Master of Innovations Award, and the South Central Bell Award for Outstanding Teaching Using Emerging Technologies, most recently, (2010), program reviewer for online graduate degrees for the National Education Association (NEA), the Distinguished Partner Award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning (MERLOT) and Online Teaching and the IMS Global Technology Solutions Leadership Award.