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Mobile Apps Lab

Mobile Technology, as the name implies, refers to any type of portable devices such as smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), Palm, iPhone, iPod Touch, MP3 player, etc. The benefit of using mobile technology is the anytime and anywhere accessibility. Currently, the Digital Convergence Lab focuses on developing applications that can be run on smart phones, such as the Android, iPhone, and the iPod Touch.

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Lincoln Home Mobile Tour

This tour provides information about ten structures or lots within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois. It explores the lives and historical context of individuals who lived in the structures surrounding the Lincoln family's home at the time of their occupancy. Many of these stories shed light on major themes in American history. In addition to a discussion of each home or lot, the tour provides an opportunity to listen to readings from period texts, examine period images, and listen to scholars discuss their significance.

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The purpose of the mobile application is to “impact campus-wide retention rates.” The team used established instructional design theory and mobile app usability principles to develop a prototype for such an application. The result is the foundation of a product that will benefit the university and its students.

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Digital Convergence Lab
Room 338

Founders Memorial Library (FO) 
(815) 753-0673

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