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There's an App for That

Presentation by Rebecca Miller, Max Anderson and Emily Hurst for ALA 2013, ACRL STS

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There's an App for That

  1. 1. There's An App for That The Use of Mobile Devices, Apps and Resources for Health and Sci-Tech Librarians and Their Users July 1, 2013 ACRL STS & HSIG Emily Hurst Max Anderson Rebecca Miller
  2. 2. Tablet Ownership Today - US Tablet Ownership 2013:
  3. 3. Who’s Buying Tablets? Tablet Ownership 2013:
  4. 4. Operating Systems Q1 2013:
  5. 5. More OS to Come
  6. 6. Apps All Around
  7. 7. NLM Mobile Sites
  8. 8. NLM Mobile Sites
  9. 9. App Development “We invite you to develop computer and mobile applications using {free} National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources.” NLM API’s:
  10. 10. Managing Multiple Devices
  11. 11. Tablets inYour Library Product Images from:
  12. 12. Accessories
  13. 13. In Practice
  14. 14. Emerging Trend
  15. 15. Starting an iPad Program in a Medical College* *including the library in the process
  16. 16. Rush University • Location: Near West Side of Chicago (IMD) • 664-bed hospital • ~2200 students • 128 M1’s starting in fall 2013 • 550 total students M1-M4 • 600 faculty overall
  17. 17. How it all started Image courtesy of Flickr user COCOEN
  18. 18. Tablet Strategy Meetings
  19. 19. Advice and Consent • Mobile Device Management / Encryption • Apple Bulk Purchase Program • iPad Lending Library • Tech Community • Delivery, Orientation, Documentation • Including the Library in the Process • Support
  20. 20. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture. Potential Apps to Include
  21. 21. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  22. 22. Teaching to Mobile
  23. 23. iBooks Author
  24. 24. iPads for Everyone! Photo courtesy of Flickr user Newtown Graffiti Photo courtesy of Paul Kennedy
  25. 25. Resources • STSMobileApps: • TEACHnology in Medicine: • Health 2.0 and Digital Literacy: • Library of Rush University: • AAMC GIR: • MedEd Portal:
  26. 26. Rebecca K. Miller STS annual program VirginiaTech ALA annual 2013 Mobile Information Literacy: Teaching with Mobile Devices and Apps
  27. 27. Dynabook (1968) Alan Kay
  28. 28. iPad 2010 Steve Jobs
  29. 29. Mobile networks accessible to > 90% of the world’s population By 2017, 1 billion people expected to access the Internet via mobile devices Improved speed (4G), power (1 GHz), and capabilities (GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses) ECAR Research Bulletin: The Future of Mobile Learning May 1, 2012 Mobile Device Enablers
  30. 30. Mobile Device Ownership
  31. 31. 2011 2012 [Tablets] Student Ownership
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  35. 35. “Don’t assume all students know how to use the technology they own and use as academic tools…. [technical] training is essential for their success in a world where these skills are expected.” ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
  36. 36. I feel that one of our obligations as educators is to consider how the mobile Internet changes not only how we teach, but what it means to be knowledgeable and educated in our culture. And just as important, the mobile web opens up a host of pedagogical possibilities. David Parry, EDUCAUSE Review Rather than imposing legacy pedagogical guidelines on mobile learning, higher education decision makers, instruction designers, and perhaps most importantly, teachers need to innovate, experiment, and be prepared to fail. It’s not clear where mobile learning technology and applications will go, but…it will be disruptive, explosive, and game changing…. Rick Oller, ECAR (The Future of Mobile Learning) Mobile Environment
  37. 37. The mobile environment is evolving instruction in two major ways: •What we teach (skills and content) • Mobile information literacy skills • Resources used and recommended •How we teach (strategies and pedagogy) • Technology used in the classroom • Communication and collaboration opportunities • Connecting the classroom to the outside world Mobile Environment & Instruction
  38. 38. Scranton Smartphone Survey (2010) A few generalizations and recommendations: •Information literacy instructors should become familiar with new search methods (such as QR codes) to help students use them effectively and efficiently •Students should be encouraged to review a range of search results, particularly when searching for academic information •Information literacy instructors should help students understand how to evaluate information, especially when it is presented in a nontraditional form, such as an app. •Students may need assistance from educators in applying information literacy skills they have learned while searching on a laptop or desktop to the mobile environment Mobile Information Literacy
  39. 39. Three key areas of information engagement on the move: 1.How people search for and evaluate information on the move • Searching for information is quick and easy • Information needs are contextual • Searching can be social •How people use information and create new knowledge on the move • Memory can be outsourced 1.Mobile internet acting as a bridge between devices •How people cope with the “always on” nature of mobile information • Information is constantly pushed at us Andrew Walsh, Mobile Information Literacy: A Preliminary Outline of Information Behaviour in a Mobile Environment Mobile Information Literacy
  40. 40. From the ACRL STS November 2012 Last Wednesdays Chat: •How skills change due to mobile tech •Mastery of or effectively using information tools on mobile devices (apps or mobile web) •Utilizing technology to support information literacy teaching (pedagogy) •Managing user expectations: instant gratification, simplicity, efficiency •Device agnostic (skills, services, resources) Mobile Information Literacy
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  42. 42. Developed by Allan Carrington
  43. 43. Consideration Questions to Ask Cost Is the resource free? How much does it cost? Is volume purchasing available? Device Which device(s) does the resource work with? Work best with? Function and Usability How relevant is the resource’s function? What skill(s) does it promote? Is there a learning curve? Security and Privacy How secure is the resource? Does it collect personal information? Support and Reliability What is the history of the resource? Is there support for it? Access Does the resource allow sharing? Provide feedback, if that’s important? Evaluating Mobile Resources for Teaching
  44. 44. Evaluating Mobile Resources for Teaching
  45. 45. Objective: Organizing and converting information found into knowledge Context: Science students in a lower level biology or environmental studies class Method of assessment: Collaborative Evernote notebook Leafsnap mobile Google Scholar Evernote Integrating Mobile - Example 1
  46. 46. Objective: Critically evaluating information Context: First year students in an introductory science or engineering class class Method of assessment: Informal; student discussion Evernote Poll Everywhere YouTube Integrating Mobile - Example 2
  47. 47. Objective: Searching for information effectively Context: Online course (any discipline) Method of assessment: Screen shot of database with search strategy and result list; Popplet mind map Popplet Google Drive JSTOR mobile Integrating Mobile - Example 3
  48. 48. Objective: Organizing and converting information found into knowledge Context: First year students researchingenvironmental changes on campus Method of assessment: Student responses and citations in Evernote Pinterest Evernote Integrating Mobile - Example 4
  49. 49. “Mobile learning is personalized, learner centered, situated, collaborative, ubiquitous, and contextual…” Rick Oller, ECAR (The Future of Mobile Learning) •Mobile technologies are changing higher education in ways that we cannot yet completely understand •Student access to and use of information is radically changing •We have a responsibility to help students (and each other!) become familiar with and effectively use new technologies In Summary: Major Concepts
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  52. 52. Who we are: Emily J. Hurst, MSLS Technology Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region @hurstej Rebecca Miller, MSLS College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences and Engineering Virginia Tech University @rebeccakmiller Max Anderson, MSLS Assistant Library Director for Educational Technology Rush University @maxlibris