The Mobile Academy

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“Business has already discovered that it is essential to have a clear strategy for accommodating mobile. Universities, where the implementation of these technologies is more complex and challenging, have an even greater need for a plan and a system to keep up with rapid changes in the mobile field. In my opinion, Clark Quinn has provided an excellent foundation for creating such a strategic plan.”
Bill Brandon, Learning Solutions Magazine, November 16, 2011

“I really liked this book. It’s probably no co-incidence that a book on mobile learning is short and simple (critical design features for mobile applications). However, it is not trivial. It is based on sound pedagogical principles. It focuses not only on what’s involved in the general transfer of digital learning from desktops or laptops to digital devices, but also focuses on the special ‘affordances’ of mobile learning. In particular, Quinn organizes the book around his four ‘C’s of mobile learning: content; capture; compute; and communicate.”
Tony Bates, Online Learning and Distance Education Resources, November 15, 2011

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From the Back Cover
A fundamental revolution in higher education is being sparked by the ubiquity of mobile devices. The opportunity is ripe for institutions, instructors, and instructional designers to take advantage of mobile technology to enhance the learning experience.
The Mobile Academy is a guide for systematically integrating mobile devices into higher education courses and other academic and student support services in order to facilitate learning outcomes and student success. It covers a wealth of topics, including the use of mobile devices as applied to administrative services, classroom content, assessment, communication, and what’s to come in the future.

“In The Mobile Academy Clark Quinn gives aspiring learning technologists a crash course in what it will take to harness the power and potential of mobile learning in higher educational settings. He has given us a comprehensive, engaging guide for creating mobile learning solutions that inspire anytime, anywhere, and on whatever device one chooses.”
—Ellen Wagner, partner and senior analyst, Sage Road Solutions LLC; executive director WCET

“If you are a faculty member, instructional support staff, or an administrator at a university or a two-year college, you must read and understand this book. From ideas on interactivity and engagement through mLearning, to conducting an environmental scan, to dealing with policy issues, this book provides the foundation upon which to build for the future—the future of mLearning.”
—Karl M. Kapp, professor of instructional technology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; author, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning and Learning in 3D

“In The Mobile Academy, Clark Quinn provides a sensible theoretical and practical foundation that will help higher education organizations to develop their own strategies for providing mobile services for learning and student support. From designers to educators to administrators, this is the guide to for you to get ‘mobilized.’”
—Alan Levine,

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Fuhu NABI NABI2-NV7A 7-Inch Tablet

Product Description:
“Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made For Kids?” – James Floyd Kelly,
Nabi™ 2 is the fastest, most powerful tablet in the world, made for kids, dedicated to delivering the most amazing experiences in: Learn. Play. Grow. For Life.

A tablet is a great tool for your child’s development. However, as with anything you give your kids, you want it to be safe, educational, fun, and rewarding. As parents ourselves, we utilized “Learn. Play. Grow. For Life.” as the filter set to guide our development of the nabi™.


Practice makes perfect.

Learning is more than just digesting the facts. It’s a process that requires tenacious practice, mastery of core fundamentals, incremental feedback, and rewards. This is why we built Fooz Kids University as an integrated learning system that combines these fundamentals into one incredible solution.


nabi’s™ innovative learning system was built to ensure your child is on the path to educational success through disciplined mastery of the common core state standards skills in Math, Science, English and Social Studies, grades K-5.


As parents, we always want a benchmark for our children’s progress in academics. nabi’s™ online report card, N-SITE, provides you with instant metrics and analytics on your child’s time spent, proficiencies and trouble spots…insight matters.


Learning is hard work. It is repetitive in nature and can be discouraging at times. nabi’s™ Treasure Box motivates your child by rewarding them with games, apps, music, videos and accessories for lesson mastery.


Deliver rich and engaging experiences.

Games, music, television and movies made right, just for kids, with the stuff they know and love. Console-quality HD gaming, top billboard music and videos of their favorite characters, safe, kid-friendly and endlessly entertaining…nabi™ is the ultimate in entertainment for kids.

Top Billboard Songs, Made Just for Kids.


Over 9,000 albums of kid-friendly songs they know and love. And yes, over 18 million tracks from all genres for you. Spinlets+ Music is the most comprehensive music solution that is safe for kids and fun for you. Feel free to let your kids browse the music store for kids and then enter the password-protected music store for you.

Unlimited. Streaming. Now. $2.99 a month.

Spinlets+ TV

Saturday morning shows…always on. Spinlets+ TV delivers the best of Cookie Jar shows with over 700 hours of kid-safe entertainment, featuring: “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Paddington Bear,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “The Busy World of Richard Scarry,” “Madeline,” and more.


Teach children to make the right choices.

As parents, we can start teaching our children to make the right choices and be responsible for their decisions. Making a choice requires a balance of self-confidence and the mental ability to think through the consequences of one’s decisions. nabi’s™ Chore List and Treasure Box assists parents in teaching children how to make the right choices.

Chore List

nabi™ Chore List Teach children how to manage priorities and be responsible.

Treasure Box

nabi™ Treasure Box Reward good behavior and teach money management.
For Life.


Faster, thinner, higher resolution and more powerful are all good things that matter. However, it’s when technology is invisible and second to the solutions it provides, that it becomes a part of your life. nabi™ Sync, nabi™ Cloud and Over the Air Updates…nabi™, made for life!

Sync Without Wires.

nabi™ Sync

nabi™ Sync is a PC or Mac application (available for download) that lets you synchronize your photos, music, movies, and more and transfer them to and from your nabi. Your stuff…made easy. No wires, no SD cards… simply install the application on your computer and sync. Easy!

Your Stuff Anywhere.

nabi™ Cloud

Your content anywhere. nabi™ Cloud does more than just store your content. It’s backs up…effortlessly keep your apps, games, music, movies and photos in nabi™ Cloud and never set up a second nabi™ again. It’s automatic – sync your content to nabi™ Cloud and see it magically appear on your nabi™! 2GB FREE storage, upgradable to 50GB.

Product Description:
As the world’s first full-featured Android tablet made especially for kids, the nabi delivers a wide range of experiences to engage, entertain and educate kids including kiddified Web browsing, watching movies and TV shows, reading books, learning math and playing games. Because nabi is a true tablet, it grows with kids over time rather than being discarded like toy tablets. It’s also full-featured enough for parents – with the tap of a button and a password, parents can enter Mommy Mode for full Web and app store access. Utilizing the nVidia Tegra 3 Quadcore processor and Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Operating system, the nabi is very fast. Enjoy movies and read e-books on the 1024×600 resolution screen. Kids have access to a full curriculum from Pre-K through 6th grade to learn and parents can track their growth. Synchronize with your home computer or laptop easily with the nabi synch application. 2G of free nabi-cloud for storage.Includes: USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, AC Power Adapter.

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Samsung Guru GT E1081T Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black

Product Description:
The slim and stylish Samsung GT E1080i dual-band phone is a rugged phone that offers durability and performance. This Samsung basic phone’s 1.43-inch CSTN LCD display gives you a clear view of the menu and the applications. The phonebook feature in the Samsung GT E1080i stores up to 200 entries and about a 100 messages. This Samsung basic phone provides a talktime of 7 hours 30 minutes and a 550-hour standby time, allowing you to converse with your loved ones for long periods of time. This dual-band phone also has a mobile tracker that alerts the user when the SIM card is changed on a stolen handset. Personalize the Samsung GT E1080i with about 40 polyphonic and MP3 ringtones. Product Identifiers Brand Samsung Family Line Samsung GT Model E1080i SIM Lock Unlocked MPN GT-E1080ZKIXEU EAN 5051495110885, 8808993850785 Type Mobile Phone Key Features Storage Capacity 1 MB Colour Black Network Technology GSM Band GSM 900/1800 (Dual Band)

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Road Warrior Free

Product Features
Original and addictive gameplay!
Execute perfect flips to gain coins and nitro boosts.
Multiple car options from sedans to massive trucks!
Explore and discover multiple tracks. There are many paths within a single track. There’s always a best strategy for each car!
Precise controls and amazing physics.
Realistic and impressive graphics!

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Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II - Nylon

Product Description:
Style: Nylon
From the Manufacturer

Better sound. Whenever. Wherever.

You’ve got your music on your phone, and you’re ready to play. Enjoy deeper, more powerful sound than you thought possible from a speaker this small. The SoundLink® Bluetooth Mobile speaker II works wirelessly with Apple®, Android™ and BlackBerry® devices, or your tablet or laptop–and goes wherever you do for music when you want, where you want.

Pair and play
Just pair the speaker and your Bluetooth device. It’s easy–and you only need to do it once. Simply press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker’s top panel, and then choose the SoundLink® Mobile speaker II from your smartphone or other source. It’s now memorized, ready to play in an instant. Nothing to physically connect or dock. And the speaker keeps up to six Bluetooth sources in memory.

Advanced sound performance
Proprietary speaker technologies deliver your music in all its clarity with robust sound unusual for a Bluetooth speaker this size. Its unique driver configuration allows the small, lightweight speaker to reproduce such deep, full sound.

On-the-go design
The speaker is small and light enough (less than 3 lbs) to carry in one hand or fit in a backpack or travel bag. You can control almost everything with your Bluetooth device–playlists, streaming music stations, volume, etc. And you’ll find power and volume buttons on top of the speaker. No remote control needed.

You place the SoundLink® Mobile speaker II where you want, and the 30-foot wireless range lets you keep your phone, tablet or other device close at hand. The integrated bi-fold cover flips open to become a stand for instant playing anywhere.

Integrated bi-fold cover protects the speaker during travel and unfolds into a stand for instant playing anywhere.

Play throughout your day

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps the music going strong for up to eight hours, even while you text, email or surf the web. The enhanced status light changes from green to yellow to red to give you a clear indication of battery life. If an outlet is nearby, just use the included power adapter–it’ll charge the battery while you listen. An empty battery usually charges in two to three hours. An optional car charger is available for charging between destinations.


Height 5.1″ (13.0 cm)
Width 9.6″ (24.4 cm)
Depth 1.9″ (4.8 cm)

2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
Speaker details

Wireless range up to 30 ft
Battery life up to 8 hrs
Auxiliary input
In the box

SoundLink® speaker
Wall charger
Control made easy with its own power and volume controls on top, your Bluetooth device controls everything else–playlists, streaming music stations, etc. No remote control needed.

Auxiliary input lets you play other audio sources, like an MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

USB port for software updates ensures ongoing Bluetooth device compatibility.

Additional covers are available separately in tan or black leather and blue or red nylon to match your style.

Product Description:
You’ve got your music on your phone, and you’re ready to play. Enjoy deeper, more powerful sound than you thought possible from a speaker this small. The SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II works wirelessly with Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices, or your tablet or laptop – and goes wherever you do for music when you want, where you want.

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Christmas Toy Clock Free - Countdown to Christmas!

Product Features
Touchable interactive elements, designed for very young kids aged 0 to 3 years old.
Interactive clock
Learn the concept of day and night.
Countdown to Christmas from 10 to 1. The whole scene will come alive once the clock strikes 12 O’Clock Midnight.
Includes 5 popular Christmas tunes including We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Silent Night.
A Christmas tree with beautiful lights and changeable music
A snow Globe! Shake your phone to get more snow!
A Greeting from Santa Claus!

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The Sims Freeplay (Kindle Tablet Edition)

Product Features
Play for FREE!
Create 20 customized Sims from head to toe
Design dream homes or get fully-furnished houses
Care for pets, grow gardens, even bake a cake
Give your Sims careers and earn Simoleons to improve their situations
Complete goals for Lifestyle Points, then spend them on hip items
Live with your Sims in real-time (when it’s day or night for you, it’s the same for your Sims)!

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Anker® SlimTalk 3200mAh Backup External Battery Pack Charger with Embedded Micro-USB and Flashlight for iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS, iPod (OEM CABLE REQUIRED for Apple); Android Smartphones

Product Description:
Size: 3200mAh Black
About Anker® Astro:
Anker® Astro is a line of portable external batteries designed for our modern mobile age. High capacity power and compact designs make these batteries a reliable power companion on the go. With affordable prices and great Anker customer service, never get stranded without power again.

Thanks to our customers, Anker has 5 products listed in the top 10 of Amazon’s top-rated Cell Phone Batteries category.

Popular Compatible Models:
Apple: iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS / iPod (OEM cable required)
HTC: One X, S, V / Sensation, Sensation XE XL / EVO 4G / Radar 4G / Inspire 4G / Vivid 4G / Wildfire S / ThunderBolt / Incredible 2 S / Rezound / Desire X, C, V, HD, S, Z
Samsung: Galaxy S3 / Galaxy Note 2 / Galaxy S2 I9100 / Galaxy S I9000 / Verizon Galaxy S3 I535 / AT&T Galaxy S3 I747 / Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 / T-Mobile Galaxy S3 T999 / T-Mobile Galaxy S2 T989 / AT&T Galaxy S2 I777 / AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket SGH-I727 / Galaxy Nexus / Galaxy Note / Focus S / Infuse
Motorola: Droid Razr, Bionic / Atrix 2 / Triumph
LG: Nexus 4, Optimus 4X, 2X, V, S, T, 3D, 7
Nokia: Lumia 920 900 710 800 / N8 / N9
Others: Blackberry Torch Curve 9900 9360 9320 / Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, X10 / PSP / Nook Color / MP3 MP4 MP5 / GoPro

Please Note:
Please use your OEM cable for iPhones and iPods

Slimtalk Spec:
– Performance for iPhones: 100% battery life
– Input: 5V / 1A
– Input charging time: 5-6h via Standard USB
– Output: USB 5V 0.6A
– Size: 4.17 x 2.24 x 0.4 inches; Weight: 3.2 ounce
– 18 months warranty

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Apple iPod touch 32GB Black (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Product Description:
Capacity: 32GB | Color: Black
From the Manufacturer
Engineered for maximum funness

iPod touch features a 6-mm ultrathin design and brilliant, 4-inch Retina display. The 5-megapixel iSight camera lets you take stunning photos, even in panorama, or record 1080p video. Discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. And with iOS 6—the world’s most advanced mobile operating system—you get Siri, iMessage, Facebook integration, FaceTime, Game Center, and more. Now that sounds fun.

Key Features

Ultrathin design available in five gorgeous colors
4-inch Retina display
Apple A5 chip
5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
FaceTime camera with 1.2-megapixel photos and 720p HD video recording
iOS 6 with features like Siri, Passbook, and Facebook integration
iTunes Store with millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV shows
App Store with more than 700,000 apps, including over 100,000 games1
Game Center with millions of gamers
Free text messaging over Wi-Fi with iMessage
Rich HTML email and Safari web browser
AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring
40 hours of music playback, 8 hours of video playback2
iPod touch loop included
Apple EarPods
32GB and 64GB capacities3
1. App count refers to the total number of apps worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.

2. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See for more information.

3. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

iPod touch 5th Generation iPod touch 4th Generation
With an all-new design, 4-inch Retina display, A5 chip, 5MP iSight camera, and Siri, it’s the most fun iPod touch ever. Have fun with FaceTime HD video recording, Game Center, and iMessage all on the Retina display.
Capability 5MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording, Siri, AirPlay Mirroring, apps, games, music, widescreen video, iMessage, FaceTime, Game Center, email, Safari web browser, Facebook and Twitter integration, Passbook, Maps 720p HD video recording, apps, games, music, video, FaceTime, Game Center, email, Safari web browser, Facebook and Twitter integration, Passbook, Maps
Battery Life Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Video playback: Up to 8 hours Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Video playback: Up to 7 hours
Color Black, White, Pink, Yellow, Blue White, Black
In the Box Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable, iPod touch loop Apple Earphones, USB Cable
Capacity 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB
Size 4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 inches 4.4 x 2.32 x 0.28 inches
Weight 3.10 ounces 3.56 ounces
Display 4-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display 3.5-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display

AppleCare Protection Plan

Every iPod comes with complimentary single-incident telephone technical support within 90 days from the date of purchase and one year of hardware service coverage. The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod touch and iPod classic extends your service and support coverage for your iPod, its included accessories, and iTunes to two years from the original purchase date of your iPod.

With this plan, you get direct access to Apple experts for answers by phone and anytime access to web-based resources. Should your iPod or the included accessories need service, Apple-authorized technicians will repair it or provide a replacement using genuine Apple parts. (For iPod nano or iPod shuffle, see this AppleCare Protection Plan.)

Complimentary Coverage with the
AppleCare Protection Plan
Hardware Coverage 1 Year 2 Years
Telephone Support 90 Days 2 Years
Optional Accessories and Related Products


Apple EarPods with remote and microphone are designed to rest comfortably inside, and stay inside, a variety of ear types. The audio quality is so superior, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more. And you can use the improved remote to adjust volume, control music and video playback, and answer or end calls on your iPhone.

Lightning to USB Cable

The Apple Lightning to USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.

Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter

The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* It supports analog audio output, USB audio, syncing, and charging.

Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter(.2M)

The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter(.2M) lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* It supports analog audio output, USB audio, syncing, and charging.

*Some 30-pin accessories are not supported.

Product Description:
This iPod touch has a rear iSight camera, which has tap to focus, an LED flash and face detection. With the 5-megapixel iSight camera, you’ll be taking pictures with seven times the amount of pixels of the previous iPod touch as well as recording video in 1080p, complete with video stabilization

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