Becoming the Mobile Scholar<br />Whittemore Library LibLearn 9/30/09<br />
The Mobile Life<br />“A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project predicts that by the year 2020, most peo...
Growth of Technology Advancements Fuels Adoption<br />Mobile applications<br />Wireless communications<br />Networking: sp...
Game changer: iPhone and Apple Apps<br />“In mid-2008, Apple launched the App Store for the Apple iPhone, and less than si...
Hardware as the Enabler<br />Computers: netbooks, tablet PCs<br />Cellphones and smartphones: various data plans (SMS, Int...
Hardware as the Enabler<br />Portable scanners or Evernote<br />Handheld projector (Pico Projector)<br />Storage: flash dr...
Ask yourself: What are my needs and what would I like to accomplish?<br />Once you are aware of your requirements, then yo...
Try Ipod Touch<br />Why? <br /><ul><li> You do not need to switch cell phone plans
 Apple Apps
Wifi
 MP3
 Read e-books
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  1. 1. Becoming the Mobile Scholar<br />Whittemore Library LibLearn 9/30/09<br />
  2. 2. The Mobile Life<br />“A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project predicts that by the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet.” (1)<br />
  3. 3. Growth of Technology Advancements Fuels Adoption<br />Mobile applications<br />Wireless communications<br />Networking: speed (3G and 4G standards)<br />
  4. 4. Game changer: iPhone and Apple Apps<br />“In mid-2008, Apple launched the App Store for the Apple iPhone, and less than six months later, more than 10,000 such applications were offered.”<br />Android’s Market, Blackberry’s App World, Nokia’s Ovi Store soon follow with their own application marketplaces.<br />Gaming moves to mobile appliances.<br />
  5. 5. Hardware as the Enabler<br />Computers: netbooks, tablet PCs<br />Cellphones and smartphones: various data plans (SMS, Internet). Features: physical configurations, multimedia capture, GPS, and gaming<br />Mobile Internet devices (MIDs)<br />Mobile broadband devices : broadband cards, portable hotspots (Sprint’s MIFI)<br />
  6. 6. Hardware as the Enabler<br />Portable scanners or Evernote<br />Handheld projector (Pico Projector)<br />Storage: flash drives, external portable hard drives, storage in the cloud (Dropbox or Gmail/Yahoo) , SD Flash Card<br />Portable video (FLIP Mino, iPod Nano)<br />
  7. 7. Ask yourself: What are my needs and what would I like to accomplish?<br />Once you are aware of your requirements, then you can look for technology to fulfill your needs. <br /> One device won’t cover all requirements.<br /> Nothing is static. Technology advancements are daily. <br />Find a tech buddy.<br /> Play, experiment.<br />
  8. 8. Try Ipod Touch<br />Why? <br /><ul><li> You do not need to switch cell phone plans
  9. 9. Apple Apps
  10. 10. Wifi
  11. 11. MP3
  12. 12. Read e-books
  13. 13. GPS
  14. 14. Gaming</li></li></ul><li>Scholars Toolkit: sampling applications for the cellphone, smartphone and iPod Touch<br />Download e-books (Apple apps: Kindle, Stanza) and audio books (Overdrive.com, Audible.com)<br />Worldcat (Apple app): search catalog for books<br />View documents saved from other computer (Dropbox: Apple app)<br />View video: YouTube University Channel, Ted videos (iTunes), Apple University (iTunes)<br />Blackboard (Apple app)<br />
  15. 15. Scholars Toolkit: sampling applications for the cellphone, smartphone and i-Pod Touch<br />SMS questions to Chacha, our library’s “Text 4 Answers”<br />Sciences: GoogleEarth (Apple app), Pubmed (Apple app), arXiview (Apple app)<br />Reference: Dictionary.com (Apple app), Epocrates (Apple app), Wikipedia (Apple app)<br />Humanities: Art Lite(Apple app), USA manual (Apple app), Jane Austen (Apple app), Shakespeare (Apple app)<br />
  16. 16. References<br />(1) 2009 Horizon ReportJohnson, Laurence F., Levine, Alan, and Smith, Rachel S. 2009 Horizon Report. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium, 2009. <br />Questions? Contact, Millie Gonzalez, vgonzalez@framingham.edu<br />
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