The Educational Transformation of Mobile Devices and the Revolution of Apps

Robbie Melton (Tennessee Board of Regents, US)
Nicole M. Kendall (Tennessee State University, US)
Kathrine Bailey (Austin Peay State University, US)
Session Information
July 12, 2011 - 4:00pm
Session Type: 
Featured Session
Virtual Session
Session Chair: 
Kathleen Ives

This session will highlight the transformation and impact of mobile devices (iPad/iPod/smart phones/ Androids) in all areas of education and workforce development. The sessions will address research studies and pilots in terms of any significant differences and showcase "Apps" that will change the manner in which we teach and learn. A 'Livebinder' of educational Apps from preschool to Ph.D, all grade levels, disciplines, and programs will be provided to the participants.

Lead Presenter
Robbie 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.
Nicole Kendall

Dr. Nicole M. Kendall is currently an assistant professor at Tennessee State University in the Department of Teaching and Learning. In addition to being an online mentor and instructor for the TN Regents Online Degree Program, I served five years as an educator for Metro-Nashville Public Schools. I am a member of ISTE, MERLOT, NEA, and the International Forum of Women in eLearning.

Kathrine Bailey Kathrine Bailey has been working for over 5 years in the educational tech industry in multimedia and has given multiple presentations on topics concerning lecture capture and multimedia in online education as well as Second Life in online education. Other work includes mobile technology and distance education. Currently she is working with TBR eLearning and Merlot to increase usage of mobile technology and applications for education.