Welcome to Mobile Application Evaluation

Mobile devices are commonplace and mobile applications are being developed at an exponential rate. However, many mobile applications do not provide sound educational content or research-based instructional strategies. How do you determine if an application is worthy of your time or money? Do your students know how to determine if an application is useful for their own studying? Attend this session to gain access to research-based rubrics for application evaluation. Rubrics will be provided specifically for mathematics and special education apps. A generic rubric will be provided for other content area apps. Finally, a rubric written in student language will be provided for student self-evaluation of app selection. Empower yourself to make sound educational decisions when selecting apps for educational use.





Bring me to this site:

Kristi Shaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Marian University
Fond du Lac, WI

I earned my PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning and completed my dissertation on instructional design within iTunes U. I earned my master’s degree from Marian University in Educational Technology and my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.


At Marian University, I teach numerous courses in the Educational Technology Program, Special Education Program, and Math Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. My research interests include mobile learning, open educational resources and instructional design. I have presented at multiple state, national, and international conferences including the following: WEMTA, WAMLE, SLATE, FETC, SITE, NCCE, ICE, ISTE, and Campus Technology.


klshaw64@marianuniversity.edu Twitter: @kshaw0128 Skype: kristi.shaw5



Malia M. Hoffmann, BA, M.A.
Assistant Professor 
Concordia University
Irvine, CA

I am a former middle school teacher and currently a professor at Concordia University teaching in the educational technology Master’s program. I earned my Bachelor Degree from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI and my Master Degree in educational technology from Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI. I am A.B.D. at Pepperdine University in the Learning Technologies Ed.D. program.


Malia.Hoffmann@cui.edu Twitter & Skype: OptimistMalia


Tonya Hameister, PhD
Assistant Professor
Marian University
Fond du Lac, WI

I have over 22 years of teaching experience including work as an elementary education teacher, special education teacher and Professor in Higher Education.  I have a Master’s in Special Education from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  I am currently an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education and the Director of a new Special Education Master’s and certificate program at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  I specialize in assessment for learning, accommodations for student learning, diversifying learning and leadership to promote student learning.