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Mon October 15, 2012
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Keeping Up with Students and Their Mobile Devices

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  More than 300 educators from across Tennessee arrived in the mid-state Monday to learn more about using mobile devices in the classroom.

The conference is being sponsored jointly by Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents. Educators from 18 Tennessee Universities and Colleges are providing input.

Tom Wallace, head of MTSU’s Information Technology Division , is the conference host.

“The students that are coming in now all have smart devices and expect to be able to use them and use them efficiently.”

Mobile apps are the central focus of the conference. Educators will not only learn how to make use of them to teach traditional subjects, but will also have a chance to learn more about the classroom application of social networking, simulation/gaming and augmented reality.

The conference will wrap up Tuesday in Murfreesboro.