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Mobile Technology07202010


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This reviews current studies relevant to Mobile technology and education.

This reviews current studies relevant to Mobile technology and education.

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  • Benchmark comparisons across platforms: I Phones, BlackBerryCloud Computing Software as a Service
  • Overview of the progress of mobile technology and growth of Social Media….The web as a platform …..cell phone as a platformProgress in tags, taxonomy, global networking advance web 2.0Rich user experience.
  • Ubiquitous computing.Likened to a “Swiss Army Knife” .Multi-functionality One tools satisfies information needs.Needs for improvement:Student Centric Apps ID cards, cardinal cash, transcripts, etc.Academic Function: education focused resources, Blackboard, tutorials, etc.Accessibility : Creativity and Synergy: Voice Activated , some hands free, some audio but more creativity for the visually oriented mobile web. Digital Information Literacy parallel development : measured, taught and used? What is the impact on our cognitive thinking and behavioral anchored activities? Wireless internet use 2009-2010 (8%) Access laptop-47%; cell phone-40%; Cell or laptop 59%
  • ANalysis Of Variance between groups: Standard Messaging System, Email, Really Simple Syndication.Improved communication and collaboration.Encourages active learningEnhanced learning and feedback4. Emphasized time on taskAcquire content quicklyProvides more learning opportunities for geographically dispersed groups , i.e. distance learning .
  • Basic content relevant to Library hours, locations, library account, catalog and quick article using EBSCO databases: ASP: American History & Life , ATLA , Avery Index to Architectural periodicals, Literary Reference Center; CINAHL HaPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments).
  • Benchmark comparisons across platforms: I Phones, BlackBerryCloud Computing Software as a Service
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    • 1. Mobile Technology
      The Why’s and the Wherefore’s
      Marianne Giltrud, MSLS
      July 20, 2010
    • 2. What is Mobile Technology?
      Web enabled Smartphone’s
      Applications designed for smart phone interfaces.
      Cloud computing
    • 3. The Framework for Mobile Web 2.0 (Kuklinski & Brandt, 2008)
      Stanford’s Human Computer Interaction
      Users “always on and always in motion.”
      Mobile Technology Graphic:
    • 4. Why Mobile Technology: Why Now?
      EDUCAUSE (Aldrich, 2010)
      Pew Internet: Mobile Access 2010 (Smith, 2010)
    • 5. Mobile Learning (Lan, & Sie, 2010)
      ANOVA Analysis
      SMS, Email, RSS
      SMS Timeliness
      Email Content Richness
      RSS Accuracy and Adaptability
      New and Events Feeds:
      Improved communication and collaboration.
      Enhanced learning feedback
      Encouraged active & Problem Based Learning
      Emphasized time on task
      Acquire content quickly
      Provides more learning opportunities for geographically dispersed groups.
    • 6. The Catholic University of America Libraries Mobile Website
      Features and Functionality
      Ask a Librarian
      MyAladin & Catalog
      Quick Article Search
      Full Website
      Quick Article Search
      Access to EBSCO Databases
      ASP: American History & Life, ATLA, Avery Index to Architectural periodicals
      Literary Reference Center
      CINAHL, HaPl
    • 7. Questions for Discussion
      Quick survey….How many of you currently have/use smart phones on a regular basis?
      What are the advantages to mobile technology? Disadvantages?
      What impact does this have on
      Teaching, Learning and
    • 8. Bibliography
      Aldrich, A. (2010, July). Universities and libraries move to the mobile web. EDUCAUSE QUARTERLY, 33(2), Retrieved from
      Kuklinski, H. , & Brandt, Joel. (2008 , September). Mobile web 2.0. Retrieved from
      Lan, Y. , & Sie, Y. . (2010). Using Rss to support mobile learning based on media richness theory . Computers & Education, 55, 723-732.
      Smith, A. . (2010, July 7). Mobile access 2010. Retrieved from
      For further reading
      Chen, C. . (2010). The Implementation and evaluation of a mobile self-and peer-assessment system. Computers & Education, 55, 229-236.
       Katz, J. (2008 ). Handbook of mobile communication studies . Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press.