Continuing Education and Professional Studies

Need Productivity?  There's an App for That.

Discovering and using mobile apps to create, collaborate, and increase your productivity at home and at work.

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Seton Hall University, Main Campus
Tuition: $89*
*$79 for returning CEPS students

Do you own a smart phone or tablet but find yourself relying a paper calendar or notebook? Would you like to access important documents and information on your mobile device instead of just on your home or office computer? Are you overwhelmed by the multitude of productivity apps that are available and don't know where to begin?

This workshop will introduce a variety of apps for popular mobile devices that will maximize your personal and business productivity. Learn how to access the same documents on multiple devices, utilize various online organization tools, leverage brainstorming and collaboration tools and keep current on important news events.

Program Description
This hands-on, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop will highlight several productivity apps that are available for popular mobile devices including iPhones, iPads and Android tablets/phones. Cloud storage, e-mail, online calendars and a multitude of other productivity apps enable mobile devices to be invaluable for busy individuals. Collaboration is easier than ever! Families and businesses can create shared document spaces and calendars to keep everyone organized. Sharing is not limited to just documents but can also include images and other types of media; family, friends and business associates can review multi-media almost instantaneously. Some of these tools can even facilitate collaborative exchange of ideas at a distance.

Various news aggregator apps can also organize and push important trends and news-related items to mobile devices, providing real time information on the go. Apps are available to keep track of popular social media channels, blogs and more traditional news sources. These tools will ensure that you are one of the first to learn about breaking news.

The possibilities are endless but this workshop will provide you with a foundation to get started maximizing your productivity.

Topics Covered

  • Cloud storage and file sharing apps
  • Mobile e-mail and online calendar apps
  • Synchronization of information across multiple devices and computers
  • Image and multi-media sharing apps
  • Online collaboration
  • News aggregator apps

As a participant you will:

  • Create a Dropbox account to organize, share, and access files from multiple devices
  • Learn how to access Gmail from your mobile device and manage multiple e-mail clients
  • Create a shared Google calendar and access it on your mobile device
  • Create a collaborative space using online sites/apps
  • Utilize various news aggregators and social media apps

Following the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Organize and share files in cloud storage solutions
  • Access documents across multiple devices and computers
  • Utilize e-mail and online calendar apps
  • Create a shared calendar to keep track of multiple individuals' schedules
  • Design collaborative spaces using online sites/apps
  • Manage various news and information sources from your mobile device(s)

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for participants who are new to mobile devices or would like to learn how to optimize the device that they already own. Even if participants are using some of the tools mentioned in the description on their home or business computer, this workshop will allow them to access this information anywhere that they have access to a mobile device and an internet/cellular connection.


Danielle Mirliss an Associate Director at Seton Hall University's Teaching, Leaning and Technology Center. She is responsible for overseeing the Instructional Design and Training team in a variety of faculty and student support initiatives. She has been part of the Instructional Design team at Seton Hall for eleven years and has a broad range of experience in mobile computing, pen-based computing, course redesign, online learning, virtual worlds and assessment. Before coming to Seton Hall, she was an Instructional Designer at The Distance Learning Project, an online division of Columbia University.

Ms. Mirliss is a candidate for the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received her Ed.M. from the same program and her M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University.

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