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    1. 1. iLibrarian: <br />Virtual, iPads & Mobile Devices<br />Willie Miller<br />Internet Librarian 2011<br />Monterey Conference Center<br />October 17, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Key Messages<br />Mobile tablets will have a significant effect on pedagogy in higher education.<br />For some tasks, mobile tablets are superior to computers.<br />Most students report engagement and learning while using iPads in class.<br />Interdisciplinary working groups are valuable.<br />
    3. 3. Presentation Outline<br />Institution and Project Overview<br />iPad Library Instruction <br />Research Findings<br />Best Practices<br />Q & A<br />
    4. 4. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis(IUPUI)<br />Indiana’s urban research institution<br />Student population: <br /> 22,000 undergraduate<br />8,000 graduate<br />
    5. 5. iPad Faculty Learning Community<br />University Funding<br />iPads in the classroom<br />Eight-member interdisciplinary community <br />
    6. 6. Instruction with iPads<br />
    7. 7. Library Instruction with iPads<br />Courses<br />Informatics First Year Experience (Fall ’10 & Fall ‘11)<br />Perspectives in Communication (Fall ’10 & Fall ‘11)<br />Computer Methods for Journalism (Spring ’11)<br />Global Tourism Seminar (Fall ‘11)<br />
    8. 8. Library Instruction with iPads<br />Activities<br />Information seeking and evaluation<br />Mobile library resources (OPAC, EBSCO, Wilson Web, etc.)<br />Mobile news and media (NPR, USA Today, TED, YouTube, etc.)<br />Collaborative Concept Mapping (Popplet &iBrainstorm)<br />
    9. 9. Mobile Research <br /><ul><li>Instruction using a mobile site
    10. 10. Connects users to mobile databases and journals
    11. 11. Accumulates new mobile resources from database providers as they develop
    12. 12. Connect users to second-party mobile resources and apps</li></ul><br />
    13. 13. Mobile Research <br /><ul><li>Students use pre-installed news and media apps to apply information seeking and evaluation skills
    14. 14. Multimedia apps engage students across learning styles</li></li></ul><li>Collaborative Concept Mapping<br /><ul><li>Collaborative concept mapping using Popplet allows students to work together on individual devices
    15. 15. Popplet’s web version continues collaboration and creation outside of class</li></li></ul><li>Collaborative Concept Mapping <br />
    16. 16. Measuring Outcomes:Student Learning and Engagement<br />
    17. 17. Study Design<br />100, 200, 300-level courses<br />5 schools<br />7 departments<br />
    18. 18. Study Design<br />20 question Likert-scale survey<br /><ul><li>12 standard
    19. 19. 8 supplemental</li></ul>4 open-ended questions<br />209 respondents<br />
    20. 20. Study Design<br />Describe how the iPad activity helped or limited your learning of the class content.<br />Describe at least two things you liked about using iPads in this class.<br />Describe at least two things you disliked about using iPads in this class.<br />Do you have any suggestions for other ways to use the iPads in learning class content?<br />
    21. 21. Preliminary Findings<br />“Made even the students who are normally less engaged get into the activities”<br />“All the tools you need are right there and customizable.”<br />“Easily access information. Groups can produce more work quicker and eases group cohesiveness.”<br />“It was convenient and fun …The portability of them made it easier to discuss with the professor.”<br />“it’s nice to switch things up, and using the iPads was a ‘fun’ way to learn something that’s useful towards our degree.”<br />
    22. 22. Preliminary Findings<br />“I am faster at writing notes on paper than with an iPad.”<br />“I found myself want[ing] to play with the apps or search the web rather than focus on course material.”<br />“time wasted when the iPad wasn't working properly”<br />“checked my email and Facebook rather than participating because it was easier to hide.”<br />“People can get lost in the iPad and not focus on group work”<br />
    23. 23. Best Practices<br />Plan activities in detail and test technology<br />Convey expectations<br />Monitor activities carefully<br />Curate resources<br />Cultivate mobile information literacy<br />Consider device limitations<br />
    24. 24. Resources<br /><br /><br /><br />
    25. 25. Questions? Comments?<br />iLibrarian: <br />iPads & Mobile Devices<br />Contact Willie Miller<br />Email:<br />Presentation available:<br />