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How to Enhance Library Instruction with Mobile Devices

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How to Enhance Library Instruction with Mobile Devices

  1. HOW TO ENHANCE LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmje/5159177886/ MEREDITH FARKAS PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
  2. HOW PEOPLE LEARN HAS CHANGED http://www.flickr.com/photos/vj_pdx/47311908
  3. ANYTIME ANYWHERE http://www.flickr.com/photos/sindi/4071187211/
  4. INFORMALhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joshhough/788608332/
  5. COLLABORATIVE http://www.flickr.com/photos/vj_pdx/47311908
  6. STUDENT CENTERED http://www.flickr.com/photos/23898723@N00/4819265599/
  7. IMMERSIVELearning about the Learning in the world world http://www.flickr.com/photos/glacierguymt/4184131758/
  8. WELCOME TO THE INFO BUFFET http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  9. IF YOUR STUDENTS ARE MOBILE http://www.flickr.com/photos/fictures/6413425/ IS YOUR TEACHING?
  10. MOBILE LEARNING
  11. QR CODES• Short for Quick Response• Originally developed for inventory control• Need a QR code reader to read• Scan a QR code to access info or take action
  12. SCANNING A QR CODE CAN...• Pull up text content• Dial a phone number or send a txt• Pull up a web page• Check into Foursquare or Like on Facebook• Pull up an image or video• Add event to calendar• Add to contacts• Display a point in Google maps
  13. QR CODE GENERATORS AND READERS
  14. Hyperlinks CONNECTED WEB PAGES QR CODESCONNECT PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL
  15. QR CODES FOR LEARNING http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  16. QR CODES FOR LEARNING http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  17. LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE LEARNING•Use GPS, compass, RFID, etc. to determine a user’s orientation to other people, places, things, etc. http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/21055837/
  18. PROJECT GREENHAT http://bid.berkeley.edu/files/papers/GreenHa
  19. SICK AT SOUTH BEACH http://website.education.wisc.edu/kdsquire/te
  20. WOLFWALK
  21. AUGMENTED REALITY• Blending virtual data with what you see in the real world http://www.flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4325703868/
  22. iTACITUS http://www.itacitus.org/
  23. LUDWIG II: WALKING IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF A FAIRYTALE KING http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/Ludwig-II-Auf-de
  24. MENTIRA: LANGUAGE LEARNING GAME http://www.mentira.org/
  25. http://arisgames.org/
  26. PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  27. http://guides.boisestate.edu/mobilewebinarhttp://guides.boisestate.edu/mobile_symposium
  28. BUT, WHERE ARE THE REST OF US?
  29. LIBRARY APPLICATIONSFOR MOBILE LEARNING
  30. ORIENTATIONS AND TOURS
  31. IPHONE APP
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  33. NO CELL PHONE? NO PROBLEM!DANSL - QR code application to be used with a web cam Can also use iPod Touch or iPad2 to read QR codes
  34. POINT OF NEED INSTRUCTION
  35. GET IN THEIR FLOW http://www.flickr.com/photos/yogendra174/5980718184
  36. NEEDS ASSESSMENTS• Web stats • Where do patrons get frustrated and leave the library web site?• Reference transcripts and stats• Talk to colleagues• Survey patrons• Usability testing• Ethnographic research
  37. USES OF QR CODES
  38. USES OF QR CODES
  39. USES OF QR CODES
  40. USES OF QR CODES
  41. ARE NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATIONS THE NEXT STEP? • A way for devices to receive information at close range • RFID is an example • User no longer has to take the initiative to scan something.
  42. WHAT ABOUT MOBILE VISUAL SEARCH?
  43. SCREENCASTS• Movie taken of your desktop• Good for demonstrating library website, databases, etc.• Audio narration, captioning, spotlighting, interactive components• Various export options (dependent on software)
  44. CLASSROOMINSTRUCTION
  45. WHO NEEDS A COMPUTER LAB?
  46. MOBILE DEVICE AS PERSONAL RESPONSE SYSTEM
  47. THE BEST OF BOTHWORLDS: HOTSEAT
  48. THE ANSWER FOR THE ONE-PAGE HANDOUT
  49. OUTREACH
  50. GETTING OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY • Fliers and posters that link to instructional content • Put them where users might have information needs outside of the library • Buses, business support organizations, daycare centers, community centers, high schools, academic department offices, student lounges, computer labs, etc.
  51. RESEARCH TIPS VIA SMS
  52. CONSIDERATIONS
  53. MOBILE WEB CONTENT• Questions to Ask • Do you create a separate mobile version of your site or just serve up a different stylesheet based on the device? • Do you design for the most commonly-used smartphones or also design for feature phones? • Do you use a detection algorithm to redirect users to the mobile site or make them go to a separate URL?
  54. NATIVE APPS STILL HAVE SOME BENEFITS•Better designed for each specific platform•More integrated into the device•Support for widgets and notifications•Can access hardware (GPS, camera, etc.)•Not slowed down as much by the Web•Easier to monetize
  55. VIDEO•Do you host it yourself or elsewhere (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)•Captioning is critical (accessibility!!)•Make sure you record at an appropriate resolution (4x3 is ideal)•Keep it short!!!
  56. HOW MANY OF OUR PATRONS HAVE A QR CODE READER?
  57. MOBILE TIPS• Offer incentives (contest, bonus content, etc.) to increase awareness of library mobile services.• Provide instructions for things like QR codes, apps, augmented reality, etc.• Track usage of your mobile content (Google Analytics, etc.) • Some URL shorteners will show stats of how many times they’ve been accessed • Some QR code generators have web stats functionality
  58. QR CODE TIPS• Test your code!!!• Make sure it’s going to mobile-friendly content• QR code size: ideal = 1.5 inch sq. some phones can work with smaller• Some QR code generators provide usage stats• Use a URL shortener so the QR code won’t be so crowded.• QR code size: ideal = 1.5 inch sq. some can work as small as 0.4 in.• Don’t use proprietary barcode generators that require a specific reader
  59. WHY IT’S CRITICAL TO KNOW YOUR USERS
  60. Questions? Find me atmeredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress mgfarkas (at) gmail.com flickr, twitter: librarianmer facebook: meredithfarkas http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/2401196653/ Links and bibliography at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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