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Mobile devices in library instruction

  1. 1. Erin Burns, Reference LibrarianLartz Memorial LibraryPenn State Shenangoeburns@psu.edu
  2. 2.  QR Codes in Libraries Poll Everywhere Augmented Reality Questions/Discussion
  3. 3. http://mashable.com/2011/07/23/creative-qr-codes
  4. 4. http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/25/facebook-rooftop-qr-code/
  5. 5.  Guide to online “shelves” Directly to “Help” (IM, chat, email, contact info) Mobile Tours Displayshttp://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=QR_Codes
  6. 6.  Different and Innovative Reaching the students in a different way Dissipating fear of the library (and the librarian!)
  7. 7. QR codes andacademic libraries:Reaching mobileusers, RobinAshford, C&RLNews, Nov 2010
  8. 8.  Mostly traditional undergraduate population
  9. 9.  Project  Find Career Resources using the QR codes scattered about the library Question Sheet QR Codes would be the answers Made it easy on purpose  Needed the students back in the classroom to discuss what they found where and why it was relevant
  10. 10.   3-4 hours  Create a Question sheet ▪ where items are located  ▪ what the items that they found contain   Align with ACRL IL Standards ▪ Ex: What are the differences between academic  journals, popular magazines, and trade magazines?
  11. 11.  2-3 hours  http://qrcode.kaywa.com/  URL, text, phone number, or SMS Used text and URLs ▪ Place QR codes in strategic places around the library ▪ Physical and Digital Spaces
  12. 12.  10 minutes  Figuring out who has a “smart phone”  Downloading appropriate software  Testing software and websites  Groups 20 Minutes in the library  Finding the codes and answers 20 minutes discussing what they found, why it was important
  13. 13.  Session 1  Session 2  20 students  15 students  7 had smart phones  3 had smart phones  1 iPhone, couple of Blackberries and a couple of  All iPhones Droids/Android devices None of the students knew what a QR Code was
  14. 14.  Immediate feedback  Next semester  Liked being able to use  ENGL 015 students came their phones back “prepared” Dissemination of knowledge  Telling other students about the project, QR codes, etc
  15. 15.  Library was LOUD  Be aware and prepare for the inevitable wireless interruption Test the codes and webpages or other technical issues. There on multiple devices and will be some. It will be ok. platforms(if possible)  Don’t be afraid of the new Have a good mobile webpages technologies or to try something different. Personalized the experience for the students  Need for digital literacy  Which QR Code reader Students are more friendly and should I download? Why is not afraid to talk to me it not working? Do I have a smartphone?
  16. 16. Jemima McDonald, University of Technology, Sydney AU Library Day (AKA “Play Day”)  Zombie “Missions” using QR codes ▪ Do your Research (find “The Zombie Survival Guide”) ▪ Find a Weapon (Get a big book) ▪ Weapons Practice (practice aim in the paper plane competition) ▪ Find Shelter (quietest room in the library) ▪ Work Together (“Like” on FB to connect with other survivors) ▪ Find Safety (go to the “help” section) ▪ Find Supplies (print, copy, scanning) ▪ Live or Die  Everyone who completed the hunt got a fake tattooEmail posted to the Information Literacy Instruction Discussion list (ili-
  17. 17.  QR Code Generators http://www.Redlaser.com http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  18. 18.  Poll Everywherehttp://polleverywhere.comGoogle Goggles (part of the Google App)goo.gl/zabaK
  19. 19.  PollEverywhere  To start a discussion on researching  To gather feedback at the end of a session Google Goggles  As part of a library hunt, can be used for searching books, reviews, etc.
  20. 20. Tagwhathttp://tagwhat.comhttp://goo.gl/xnx5s
  21. 21. Social Media Tools Twitter  Course hashtags  Friendly library information Check-in apps  Foursquare, FB Pinterest Flickr
  22. 22. How can we leverage these in instruction?How would you use these technologies?
  23. 23. Slides will be available on Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/ErinBurns
  24. 24. Barocas, J. (2012). Why QR codes won’t last. Web. http://mashable.com/2012/02/15/qr-codes-ripChen, N., Teng, D., Lee, C., and Kinshuk. (2011). Augmenting paper-based reading activity with directaccess to digital materials and scaffolding questioning. Computers & Education, 57, 1705-1715.Halvelka, S. and Verbovetskaya, A. (2012). Mobile information literacy: Let’s use an app for that!C&RL News, January 2012, 22-23.Hicks, A. and Sinkinson, C. (2011). Situated questions and answers: Responding to library users withQR codes. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(1), 60-69.Huang, H., Wu, C., and Chen, N. (2012). The effectiveness of using procedural scaffoldings in a paper-plus-smartphone collaborative learning context. Computers & Education, 59, 250-259.Little, G. (2011). Keeping moving: Smart phone and mobile technologies in the academic library. TheJournal of Academic Librarianship, 37(3), 267-269.Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Cummins, M. (2012). The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher EducationEdition. Austin, Texas: New Media Consortium.
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