Dr. Kenneth Pybus | Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication

Kenneth Pybus

"One of the challenges in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is to deal with an audience that is equipped with mobile devices," says Dr. Kenneth Pybus.

"People with mobile devices are consuming news differently than the way we've done it for a generation. And so we need to adjust the way we deliver the news. We need to give them the news in video, in text, in audio, in any way that might be the best way to tell the news story."

Pybus and his student team developed an iPhone interface for The Optimist's Web site last year, and are currently working on an updated version for the 2009-10 school year. "Part of good journalism is ease of use," Pybus says. "We want to encourage as many students as possible to know about what's going on on campus and in their community." 

The State of Mobile Learning
Students using iPhones in classroom discussion
So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is up for grabs. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students - but what does the future hold?

2010-2011 Mobile Learning Report

2010-11 Report (PDF)

2009-2010 Mobile Learning Report

2009-10 Report (PDF)

2008-2009 Mobile Learning Report