Mobile Learning Initiative

Background & Project Objective

USF's Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI) is a pilot program that is exploring the effectiveness of mobile technologies for teaching and learning. Four graduate programs, consisting of 90 students and 40 faculty, are participating in the initiative. 

Project Objectives:

  • To evaluate the viability of replacing print textbooks with electronic content on iPads
  • Develop the foundation for becoming a paperless campus; reduce printing  costs for students
  • Inspire instructors to offer engaging and collaborative digital content
  • Enhance the student experience from enrollment to graduation and beyond
  • Prepare students with technology skills that are used in their target profession
  • Learn from successes and challenges of past programs
  • Explore the development of faculty generated eBooks/Multi Touch digital books
  • Success Criteria 

  • Student and teacher satisfaction
  • Student use of the iPad in school, work, field/clinical placement
  • Enhancement of student learning and experience
  • Completion of course assignments on the iPad
  • Faculty use of the iPad in the classroom
  • Mastery of the iPad ecosystem in teaching and learning
  • Participating Programs

    Museum Studies:

    Teacher Education (San Jose Branch):

    Executive MBA (EMBA):

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