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Becoming the Mobile Scholar

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    • Becoming the Mobile Scholar
      Whittemore Library LibLearn 9/30/09
    • The Mobile Life
      “A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project predicts that by the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet.” (1)
    • Growth of Technology Advancements Fuels Adoption
      Mobile applications
      Wireless communications
      Networking: speed (3G and 4G standards)
    • Game changer: iPhone and Apple Apps
      “In mid-2008, Apple launched the App Store for the Apple iPhone, and less than six months later, more than 10,000 such applications were offered.”
      Android’s Market, Blackberry’s App World, Nokia’s Ovi Store soon follow with their own application marketplaces.
      Gaming moves to mobile appliances.
    • Hardware as the Enabler
      Computers: netbooks, tablet PCs
      Cellphones and smartphones: various data plans (SMS, Internet). Features: physical configurations, multimedia capture, GPS, and gaming
      Mobile Internet devices (MIDs)
      Mobile broadband devices : broadband cards, portable hotspots (Sprint’s MIFI)
    • Hardware as the Enabler
      Portable scanners or Evernote
      Handheld projector (Pico Projector)
      Storage: flash drives, external portable hard drives, storage in the cloud (Dropbox or Gmail/Yahoo) , SD Flash Card
      Portable video (FLIP Mino, iPod Nano)
    • Ask yourself: What are my needs and what would I like to accomplish?
      Once you are aware of your requirements, then you can look for technology to fulfill your needs.
      One device won’t cover all requirements.
      Nothing is static. Technology advancements are daily.
      Find a tech buddy.
      Play, experiment.
    • Try Ipod Touch
      • You do not need to switch cell phone plans
      • Apple Apps
      • Wifi
      • MP3
      • Read e-books
      • GPS
      • Gaming
    • Scholars Toolkit: sampling applications for the cellphone, smartphone and iPod Touch
      Download e-books (Apple apps: Kindle, Stanza) and audio books (Overdrive.com, Audible.com)
      Worldcat (Apple app): search catalog for books
      View documents saved from other computer (Dropbox: Apple app)
      View video: YouTube University Channel, Ted videos (iTunes), Apple University (iTunes)
      Blackboard (Apple app)
    • Scholars Toolkit: sampling applications for the cellphone, smartphone and i-Pod Touch
      SMS questions to Chacha, our library’s “Text 4 Answers”
      Sciences: GoogleEarth (Apple app), Pubmed (Apple app), arXiview (Apple app)
      Reference: Dictionary.com (Apple app), Epocrates (Apple app), Wikipedia (Apple app)
      Humanities: Art Lite(Apple app), USA manual (Apple app), Jane Austen (Apple app), Shakespeare (Apple app)
    • References
      (1) 2009 Horizon ReportJohnson, Laurence F., Levine, Alan, and Smith, Rachel S. 2009 Horizon Report. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium, 2009.
      Questions? Contact, Millie Gonzalez, vgonzalez@framingham.edu
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