I just wanted to let you know about two graduate courses I will be teaching this summer.  Both are during the first summer term (June 4 – July 6, 2011).  The brief descriptions are below.  Feel free to email me or have students email me (mgrant2@memphis.edu) about either course.  The seminar in mobile teaching and learning is appropriate for Masters and doctoral students, while the IDT 8500 course is a doctoral-level course.

IDT 7078/8078: Mobile Teaching & Learning

This special topics seminar will be focused on the current landscape of mobile teaching and learning.  We’ll consider devices to support mobile teaching and learning, as well as the instructional strategies and apps that can support a mobile computing initiative.  Since this is a seminar, my plan is to offer a more open plan for course goals, so that you may investigate and spend time with a variety of topic of interest to you.

I plan to have a significant number of guest speakers from around the country via video conferencing highlight their programs and lessons learned.  This course will be completely online using synchronous conferencing technologies, so we will meet online Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Since a number of folks have asked, I also plan to have portions of this course open (the complete amount I’m not sure about just yet but at the minimum the guest speakers) for other folks, followers, and lurkers to participate in from around the globe. The course dates are June 4 – July 6, 2011.

IDT 8500: Evaluation & Synthesis of Research in IDT

This doctoral-level course will focus on academic writing.  We will work on the structure of scientific reports and how to write for academic audiences.  We will critique academic research findings and synthesize research findings into an original, coherent and structured document. This course will meet face-to-face and will have time allotted in the course schedule for students to read research and write syntheses of literature.  Of note, we will take a few class sessions “off” in order to allow you to read, review, reflect, and w-rite. Rest assured, there will be plenty of feedback throughout.  This course meets face to face on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The course dates are June 4 – July 6, 2011.


If you have questions about either of these course, I’d be happy to answer those. Feel free to email me. If you’d like to download the course flyer, click Summer 2011 Course Flyer.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

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