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This presentation was given as part of a workshop for Graduate School Media Zoo, University of Leicester, UK. It took place 14 December 2011.

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Research on the_move

  1. 1. Research on the Move Using mobile devices for research Terese Bird Learning Technologist With thanks to Emma Kimberley for her prior work
  2. 2. Contact details <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook group: Graduate School Reading Room </li></ul><ul><li>Terese Bird: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Distance Research Alliance: </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s the point of mobile? <ul><li>New conference-going behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Amplification of everything </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of more/smaller devices </li></ul><ul><li>Many research materials available electronically </li></ul>Photo by World Economic Forum on Flickr
  4. 4. What’s the point of mobile? <ul><li>What you need from your computer, smaller, and with you anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Maximises time </li></ul><ul><li>Capture and record info on site </li></ul><ul><li>Space constrictions or socially more acceptable than a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>The iPad has changed everything </li></ul>Photo by NASA Goddard Photo & Video on Flickr
  5. 5. Devices <ul><li>Smartphone (the iPhone 3Gs is now free) </li></ul><ul><li>iPad </li></ul><ul><li>iPod touch </li></ul><ul><li>Other tablets </li></ul>Photo by Andreas Blixt on Flickr
  6. 6. Apps for… <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing </li></ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Presenting </li></ul>
  7. 7. PRODUCTIVITY <ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul><ul><li>Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>Dropbox </li></ul><ul><li>Apps to help you organise life and research </li></ul>
  8. 8. Remember the Milk <ul><li>Task list accessible anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Tag tasks with time, date, priority, location, work/personal/study, your own created tags, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts – using time or geotag </li></ul><ul><li>Synchs with online version </li></ul><ul><li>Free online </li></ul><ul><li>Need pro to use app </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evernote <ul><li>Save notes and access almost anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Picture and voice notes </li></ul><ul><li>Synchs with online and desktop versions </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Works on anything </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dropbox <ul><li>Save files to an online ‘dropbox’ </li></ul><ul><li>Read and amend online </li></ul><ul><li>2gb of free storage space </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  11. 11. JotNot Pro <ul><li>Scans documents into your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Can scan multi-page documents </li></ul><ul><li>Save, sort, email, share scans </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with evernote </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone only </li></ul><ul><li>$0.99 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Suggestions for use… <ul><li>JotNot + Evernote + Dropbox </li></ul><ul><li>= paperless mobile office! </li></ul>
  13. 13. QR codes saves typing url <ul><li>QR Droid for Android </li></ul><ul><li>QR Reader for iPhone </li></ul>
  14. 14. Audiotorium – notes plus sound It’s recording!
  15. 15. Dragon Dictate Photo courtesy of Scott Woods Fehr on Flickr
  16. 16. Siri – Voice recognition Photo from Apple website:
  17. 17. RESEARCH
  18. 18. Scopus <ul><li>Search across Scopus articles, citations </li></ul><ul><li>View abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Set up email alerts of favourite searches and author citations </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate articles with your notes </li></ul><ul><li>Share article links through email </li></ul>
  19. 19. IOP Science Express
  20. 20. RSS Feed-related: Flipboard and Feeddler
  21. 21. IIT Library Apps Guide <ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Altitude Tells altitude, pressure, boiling point
  23. 23. Star Walk <ul><li>Point your iPhone at the sky, Star Walk tells what stars you are looking at </li></ul>
  24. 24. Kindle <ul><li>Download and read books </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of free books available </li></ul><ul><li>Search, highlight and annotate </li></ul><ul><li>Synchs with desktop version and Kindle device </li></ul><ul><li>Change background and brightness </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone/Pod/Pad, Android </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  26. 26. Mendeley <ul><li>Excellent bibliographic software, allows notes to be added to PDFs </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo – save bookmarks from the web, share with others </li></ul>
  27. 27. QuickCite <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Find a book </li></ul><ul><li>Take a picture of the barcode </li></ul><ul><li>Citation in preferred format is emailed to you </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone and android </li></ul>
  28. 28. iTunes U
  29. 29. iTunes U mobile materials from universities and research bodies <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Video, audio, ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>800+ universities plus CERN, NASA, Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful on Apple devices </li></ul><ul><li>For nonApple devices: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or Winamp </li></ul>
  30. 30. Read books & articles packed into your choice of mobile devices Photo courtesy of Cloned Milkmen on Flickr <ul><li>iAnnotate PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Instapaper – saves webpages for you to read when you’re not online </li></ul><ul><li>EZ PDF Reader for Android </li></ul>
  31. 31. MEDICAL <ul><li>Only two samples – there are tonnes! </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Pregnancy and iMuscle </li></ul>
  34. 34. Prezi for iPad <ul><li> </li></ul>Image by rosefirerising on Flickr
  35. 35. PollEverywhere <ul><li>Students vote using ordinary SMS text, or by logging into a browser (can be via smartphone browser) </li></ul><ul><li>Results come up instantly on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s try it! </li></ul>
  36. 36. Android for Academics <ul><li>Keep attendance registers </li></ul><ul><li>Keep grades </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>