1bn in 2002. ( International Telecommunications Union, of UN) Fastest growth area Africa 2000 2% 2008 28% have mobile subs.
(ITU)compared to 11% in 2002 ICT users : Sweden, South Korea,Denmark and Uk 10th. Costs – relatively high as a proportioon of average wage in developing countries Economic effects – despite downturn current ICT developments will still forge ahead. Pew
Tipping points when 10-20% of a population in a country uses (Malcolm Gladwell “The Tipping Point”
ICT users : Sweden, South Korea,Denmark and Uk 10th.
TED Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase&apos;s investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets.
They’re quick at searching but no time left for evaluating for relevamce, accuracy or authority. Poor underatanding of their info needs & therefore hard to do search strategies & keywords IL not better despite IT advances Search engine becomes the brand Dig Con 182ff Higher stakes now with self-directed lng in vogue Cite Gross and Latham
Keith’s survey Some stuff too early to say
Not all students tech savvy Information Literacy a central concern Mobiles are a supplementary tool Encourage constructive learning Even cheap phones have cameras and bluetooth file transfer Gave extended access to Web Phones too small, slow and hard to navigate the web Best use came from small specific tasks during lessons rather than general availability All teachers felt mobiles had a place in the classroom and were cautiously optimistic about their future role Place of IL in curriculum problematic in secondary school Consideration of allowing mobiles in classroom under supervision
Download of podcasts Gen Y (18-32) highest at 25% and overall 19%. Only create blog at 11% and virtual world at 2% lower. Watch videos 52% and Gen Y is 72% (Pew Generations Online in 2009)
Induction tours Journals –shelves to link to electronic version Videos – link to particular title to be viewed
Information literacy meets the mobile web. Godwin
Information Literacy meets the
University of Bedfordshire
Information Literacy meets the
The world goes mobile
But what does this mean for us?
Meeting them where they are
What is Information Literacy?
How Information Literacy could become
4.1 billion mobile subscriptions in the world by end of 2008
That’s 61.1% of the global population.
By end of 2008 335m mobile broadband subscribers.
14% in developed world, and 1% in developing world.
23% of 6.7 billion use the internet
“I remember when the Internet first arrived in schools
how sceptical some of my teachers were. I dare
some of them said: "It'll never catch on". Well, it did.
Big time. It's about time schools sharpened their
focus on how they can help students power up their
learning with their mobile devices, rather than have
them power down at the school door.”
(Ewan MacIntosh National Adviser: Learning and
Technology Futures,Learning and Teaching,
Access to the web via a mobile device
which is not dependent on a desktop
computer nor fixed landline connection.
Limited by incompatibility of much
internet content and small size of
Mobile Web challenges
Special mobile pages?
Lack of additional
Some sites inaccessible
eg video sites, pdfs
Slow speed to load
Pages broken up
Cost of access
Overcome by iPhone?
Bluetooth is an open wireless protocol
for exchanging data over short distances
from fixed and mobile devices, creating
Personal area networks (PANs).
iPhone users search Google with their mobiles 50
times more often than other kinds of phones. (Wired
magazine 15 Feb 2008)
Applications – latest model - the 3G allows extra
applications to be added.
Could be a huge leapfrogging technology
”It will herald a whole generation of advanced Web-
capable mobile devices…it’s the Web but not as we
know it! “(Dan Appelquist)
Amazon and Kindle
“While these books were already available on Google Book Search,
these new mobile editions are optimized to be read on a small screen. To
try it out and start reading, open up your web browser in your
iphone or Android phone and go to http://books.google.com/m.”
Can be used to communicate holds,
Mobile applications to search OPAC
and federated search
Library Web site
Make the site viewable on a cell phone
or other device
version or access
Ways of communication are changing
What this means to us
Join up your social networking
Improving communication without
Twitter stream for a conference
Information behaviour of the researcher of the future.
London: University College London.
CIBER Briefing paper; 9.
What is Information Literacy?
“Information literacy is the adoption of
appropriate information behaviour to
identify through whatever channel or
medium, information well fitted to
information needs, leading to wise and
ethical use of information in society.”
(Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston)
SCONUL 7 Pillars
Recognising need for information
Distinguishing sources and access
Constructing search strategies
Locating and accessing
Comparing & evaluating
Organising, applying and communicating
Synthesising and adding new knowledge
The MEGO effect!
“Most instructors have stood in
front of a class only to wonder
if their only purpose on that
day was to serve as a
sedative for the majority of the
Payne, et al (2006)
My eyes glaze over
Peter Godwin and Jo Parker,
Information Literacy Meets Library
Count the iPhones
Where do we start?
“Forget the whole bit about one laptop per child. It
hasn’t worked …. By the time concerned
administrations are done locking down the machines,
they’re little more than electric pencils… So I say we
turn from this idea and go for a plan that can really
work—an iPhone, or at least an iPod Touch, for every
(Christopher Harris, School Library Journal ,11/1/2008)
A report by Toni Twiss, eFellow
programme, New Zealand
Ministry of Education, 2009
1 Primary and 2 Secondary
school classes surveyed using
Vodafone 3G phones
“The potential for mobile phone
use in classrooms is
Project in school used Palm
handhelds loaded with
evaluation criteria that
students could apply and
add to when looking at
material and then data was
uploaded to a database.
But cell phones are hard
Variations and capabilities of types of devices
Need for Bluetooth and more joined up Wi-Fi access
Guides, QR codes
“The nature of search in this new world
of mobile Internet devices will shift. This
is because the journey that Generation
Y is taking on the Internet is more
concerned with social expression than
(Taptu White paper Feb 2008 “Making search social for the mobile
Be ready for growth in WiFi access
Never underestimate the speed of
Be among the trend setters and
Librarians go wild