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Going Mobile and Social at Bedfordshire University



Presentation at Gregynog Colloquium in June 2011 by Peter Godwin

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  • Char Booth Informing innovation (Ohio Uni) 2009 94% cell phone 80% iPod or MP3 player Younger students more likely to own gaming systems & cell phones and portable media players (laptop same for all)Those over 27 twice as likely to have dtop computer or pda than 26 or below, and half as likelt to have gaming device.95% of digital natives had mobiles cf 86% digital immigrants. Grada and older students at Ohio had higher interest in emerging technologies (social and mobile) Interest in mobiles corresponds to interest in 2.0. eb calling and im seen as more useful by these than by youngere students. Ownership and use of technologies does not mean they will be more receptive to adopt tools that enable research and information help.

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  • Going Mobile and Social at Bedfordshire Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire 13 June 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/573830063/sizes/m/
  • The Bedfordshire experience /
    • What is Bedfordshire?
    • 2.0 moves on
    • It’s mobile and social
    • The Bedfordshire experience
  • They don’t know what they don’t know!
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/573830063/sizes/m/
    • “ Students struggled with processing results and finding the good, relevant stuff they need ... they may lack the skills for selecting the most relevant results they need for solving information problems in their daily lives.”
    • How college students use the Web to conduct everyday life research by Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg. First Monday , Volume 16, Number 4 - 4 April 2011 http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/3484/2857
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/epigraf/4043438176 Do they share?
  • The nerds are still the minority
    • www.flickr.com/photos/36330825983@N01/493046910
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dietpoison/76086767/sizes/m/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/1234638761/sizes/m/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfbh/135393066/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/antmcneill/4686147794/
  • Information on the move http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokton/4505659140/
  • How will it affect the way people access and use information? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/732131602
  • Who are you?
  • Geotagging http://www.flickr.com/photos/alper/4770494681 /
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshb/639630711/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/larskflem/62174131/ They text and share music
  • Augmented reality
  • Mobile and social http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2891883172/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/20149359@N00/1795028581 What’s happening to Information Literacy?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/2create/2145691194/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianbyday/4530587687/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/49333775@N00/2924128746/
  • Mobile devices survey April 2011
    • 172 Masters level Business students
    • 116 consider they are using a mobile device as a learning tool
    • 20 have Android
    • 25 iPhone
    • 3 iPad
    • 2 e-book reader
    • 24 Blackberry
    • 49 netbook/laptop/tablet
    • 27 know of ourAndroid app. to access library services and 10 have used it.
    • 36 know of QR codes to access e-books and videos, and 21 use them.
  • Mobile devices Focus Groups 9 June 2011
    • Masters level Business students
    • 3 groups (2,2,5)
    • None had done the survey
    • 8 of 9 said used mobiles as learning tool
    • Some use of mobile Library and Library Catalogue apps.
    • Interest in QR codes but little used.
    • Valued access offered 24/7 wherever situated especially at examo time.
    • Main lessons :
    • We are on the right track
    • It is early days yet
    • Great need for promotion
  • Costs are still a barrier http://www.flickr.com/photos/svensonsan/1040158030/
    • Mobile devices are adding a new twist to Information Literacy
    • They provide valuable ways to deliver services and communicate with our users
    • Promotion is critical
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/3236806056/sizes/m/in/photostream /
    • More from Peter at
    • http://infolitlib20.blogspot.com/
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    • @touchthecloud on Twitter
  • Mobiles –the ultimate portable computer