Going Mobile -- Everyone's Doin' It

Volume 4, No. 7

Why does Cal Lutheran care? Institutions of higher learning are rapidly moving toward delivering content formatted for the mobile device; for example, campus maps, personnel directories, event calendars, and even library research databases are popular topics. Check out the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill site for the URL to access their content especially formatted for mobile device delivery.

Cal Lutheran is ahead of the curve (or at least on the cusp). Check out mobile computing aids on our website and at the EDUCAUSE site:

Email on Your Mobile Device:
· Android Settings (Including Droid) for CLU Email
(Faculty/Staff/Administrators using Exchange accounts)

· iPhone/iPod Touch Setting for CLU Email
(Faculty/Staff/Adminstrators using Exchange only)

· iPhone/iPod Touch Setting for CLU Email
(Students/Alumni only)

· Windows Mobile Phone Email Setup (ActiveSync)

EDUCAUSE also has helpful resources:
· 7 Things You Should Know About E-Readers
· 7 Things You Should Know About Mobile IT
· A collection of background resources on the theme of mobile learning, including articles, videos, and websites.

Cal Lutheran mobile computing resources coming soon will include the abilility to sync:

· Blackboard course content (available now for iPhone/iTouch, Facebook, and Bing—contact the Help Desk for assistance, if needed)
· CLU news and events (will also include the directories, campus map, and course listings)
·  Library online database research

Check out CLU’s ever-expanding the mobile computing website.

This Issue’s Techno Term:
Term:  pod slurping
Definition: downloading large quantities of data to a mobile device, such as an MP3 player;
while often defined as an illicit activity in the USA, the term was chosen as Australia´s Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year for 2007
Example in a sentence:   Pod slurping can supply many hours of listening entertainment; unfortunately, unscrupulous persons have been known to exploit the technology for illegal activities.
Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/539634/-Pod-slurping-word-of-the-year-for-2007

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Help Desk at (805) 493-3698 or send e-mail to helpdesk@callutheran.edu