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Bayh College of Education to host Mobile Technology in Education conference

March 9, 2011

Indiana State University's first Mobile Technology in Education conference will take place March 25 in University Hall.

Jim Johnson, technology manager with the Bayh College of Education, hopes the conference will help participants learn how to use technology for educational purposes.

"Students are bringing new technology to class so we have to decide if we shut it out or learn how to use it," Johnson said.

The conference will also provide an opportunity for more experienced users to learn even more about their devices, he said.

There will be three sessions available: cell phone, netbook and laptop usage; Android OS usage; and iOS (Apple) usage. During registration, participants can choose which session they wish to attend and also may include topics they would like to see covered during their session.

"We do have topics already set to cover but we also want to customize the sessions to the needs of the participants," Johnson said.

The free conference is open to students, faculty and the general public. Participants are encouraged to bring any mobile device of their choice.

The conference is sponsored by Instructional and Information Technology Services in the Bayh College of Education. For more information or to register, visit http://coe.indstate.edu/iits/mobiletech.htm.

Contact: Jim Johnson, technology manager, Bayh College of Education, Indiana State University, 812-237-2921 or jim.johnson@indstate.edu

Writer: Britany Dean, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, bdean7@indstate.edu