Higher Education Faculty Name Six Popular Uses for Mobile Devices


iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices are popular on campus with both students and faculty. A recent article in the online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education describessix popular uses for this mobile technology in colleges and universities. The six higher education scenarios address teaching, learning, scholarship and classroom management.

  • taking attendance
  • collecting data
  • reading scholarly articles
  • recording notes
  • using textbook tools
  • planning lectures

The article also suggests apps to support those activities. More here.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.