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Mobile Technology BoF

Smart phone and tablet use is growing rapidly, and many CSU campuses are looking at making web content available on mobile devices. Mobile Technology BoF discussions focused on  technical aspects vs. instructional design; for example, one discussion revolved around incorporating external data feeds into mobile applications. CSUMB's Greg Pool and Kevin Miller, whoe work focuses on the development of the campus' mobile strategy, co-facilitated this BoF.

Each hour-long session was archived — see below.

Membership List

A spreadsheet containing the contact information for attendees of this BoF is available at This document lists members' roles on campus and their areas of expertise/interest, as well as ideas about topics for future discussions. It will help you identify people to contact with specific Mobile Technology questions.

Resource Links

Work products, links to campus mobile sites, and other information is collected at each meeting and added to


Meeting Archives

Click on the link to download recordings.

February 10, 2012 11 campuses shared their mobile sites, and various resources were also shared.
March 9, 2012 The group learned about Responsive Design.
April 13, 2012 Mobile devices are more and more prevalent on the campuses. There was discussion about how faculty can share best practices, apps, etc.
May 11, 2012 CSU East Bay is initiating a large pilot for instructional use of iPads. CSU Monterey Bay will be conducting usability studies this summer.
June 8, 2012 There was a discussion about incorporating data feeds from various sources (e.g., off-campus sites [bus schedules], dining services, etc.). CSUMB shared a "just in time" interface.
July 13, 2012 Both Blackboard and Moodle made announcements about their mobile strategies/offerings this week, so there was much to discuss. The group also took a look at Kurogo, a middleware mobile framework.
August 10, 2012 There was a discussion about surveying constituencies to determine their mobile needs and desires.