Transf o rming from the podium instructor to the roving lecturer  Pedagogical Use of Tablet Devices in  Bibliographic Inst...
Library Instructi o n <ul><li>The tools used to administer bibliographic instruction in higher academia have changed signi...
Library Instructi o n <ul><li>These Instruments of execution include(d): </li></ul><ul><li>In-person interviews </li></ul>...
iPad And The Tablet Rev o lution <ul><li>Tablet Mobile devices  such as Apple Computers’ iPad are becoming the latest hot ...
iPad And The Tablet Rev o lution <ul><li>Academic institutions across the globe are  purchasing these devices in conjuncti...
Conventional Wisdom Vs. The “W o w” Factor!  <ul><li>Conventional Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a laptop if … </li></ul><ul...
C o nventional Wisdom <ul><li>Conventional Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Net books became popular for their economically cheape...
C o nventional Wisdom Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Library Serv...
The “W o w” Factor!
The “W o w” Factor!  <ul><li>The Wow factor I am refereeing to is a popular culture mystique that seems to have followed o...
The “W o w” Factor! <ul><li>Some technical reviewers initially dismissed the iPad for example, as large a version of one o...
C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Studies have been conducted at various universities including:  the University of Maryl...
C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Recently, Drs. Greg Vonnahme and Andrew Goodliffe of the University of Alabama’s Depart...
C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Dr. Vonnahme used the  Airsketch  app (with the Pogo stylus) to control, view, and pres...
C o nventional Instruction fig. 1  Airsketch  - iPads in A&S, August 2011
C o nventional Instruction In another example of conventional instruction use of the  iPad, Dr. Andrew Goodliffe of the Un...
Bibli o graphic Instruction <ul><li>With Library Instruction we see another computer added to the equation. </li></ul><ul>...
Interaction: Staying between the P o dium and the Students  <ul><li>After an Bibliographic Instructional session direct in...
<ul><li>Example of accessing discovery interface Scout </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Bet...
<ul><li>Example of Annotation of a website in “real time” </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: ...
<ul><li>Example of accessing discovery interface Scout </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Bet...
<ul><li>Example of annotation and highlight in Whiterboard </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction:...
<ul><li>Example of a Spotlight view in Whiteboard </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between ...
Human X  <ul><li>So what  should be learned from this presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Information specialist strive to tea...
Human X  <ul><li>These factors all boil down to several considerations :  </li></ul><ul><li>Can the human being use the iP...
The Path  <ul><li>What is important to conclude from this presentation is that, given the considerations previously mentio...
The Path  <ul><li>The purpose of these tablet like devices such as the iPad is to serve as a teaching aide </li></ul><ul><...
N o tes Bonnici, Laurie. Interview with William Worford. School of Library Information Studies, The University of Alabama ...
N o tes Linda Turney, et al. Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Libra...
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Transforming from the podium instructor to the roving lecturer

  1. 1. Transf o rming from the podium instructor to the roving lecturer Pedagogical Use of Tablet Devices in Bibliographic Instruction William Worford November 3, 2011
  2. 2. Library Instructi o n <ul><li>The tools used to administer bibliographic instruction in higher academia have changed significantly over the past 30 years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library Instructi o n <ul><li>These Instruments of execution include(d): </li></ul><ul><li>In-person interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Class lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia projection </li></ul><ul><li>Celluloid Film </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video </li></ul><ul><li>Computer classroom lecture </li></ul>
  4. 4. iPad And The Tablet Rev o lution <ul><li>Tablet Mobile devices such as Apple Computers’ iPad are becoming the latest hot commodity in academic instruction </li></ul>
  5. 5. iPad And The Tablet Rev o lution <ul><li>Academic institutions across the globe are purchasing these devices in conjunction with laptops without serious strategic factors being considered. </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional Wisdom is being set aside for “The “W o w” Factor! or the contingency that a unilateral use eventually will be found for a diamond of a device in instruction. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conventional Wisdom Vs. The “W o w” Factor! <ul><li>Conventional Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a laptop if … </li></ul><ul><li>Serious typing and storage is a priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a tablet if … </li></ul><ul><li>Portability and browsing the web is a top priority. </li></ul><ul><li>iPad W o w Factor ! </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably portable </li></ul><ul><li>Jaw dropping Entertainment Appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Instant functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Long Battery life </li></ul>
  7. 7. C o nventional Wisdom <ul><li>Conventional Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Net books became popular for their economically cheaper price. However, due to their limited specs and battery power life, the net book has come and gone. </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of various internet mediums has caused a decline in the use of net books because of a combination of cheaper, more powerful laptops, and content providers making their website more compatible with such mobile computer devices as as the iPad. </li></ul>
  8. 8. C o nventional Wisdom Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Library Services
  9. 9. The “W o w” Factor!
  10. 10. The “W o w” Factor! <ul><li>The Wow factor I am refereeing to is a popular culture mystique that seems to have followed owning an iPad (or tablet pc) because of the instant entertainment and productivity apps that one has access to with this device. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The “W o w” Factor! <ul><li>Some technical reviewers initially dismissed the iPad for example, as large a version of one of Apple computers’ success stories, the iPod Touch. However, such comments did not curb the excitement of the device’s potential. </li></ul><ul><li>As Ben Furfie explained in the March 2010 issue of Engineering & Technology, </li></ul><ul><li>“ the last time there was this much excitement about a tablet it had some commandments written on it” </li></ul>- Engineering & Technology March, 2010
  12. 12. C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Studies have been conducted at various universities including: the University of Maryland, Notre Dame, Seton College, and others examining the iPad closely within the past year. </li></ul><ul><li>Some professors have easily conformed the iPad into their daily teaching curriculum. Still others feel as Caitlin Corning, a history professor at George Fox University does </li></ul><ul><li>- it’s been hard to meld iPads into the curriculum because only a small subset of her students has the device. </li></ul><ul><li>- Chronicle of Higher Education, September, 2010 </li></ul>
  13. 13. C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Recently, Drs. Greg Vonnahme and Andrew Goodliffe of the University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science recently looked at the impact of iPads on a student-centered activity designed to teach strategic thinking. </li></ul>
  14. 14. C o nventional Instruction <ul><li>Dr. Vonnahme used the Airsketch app (with the Pogo stylus) to control, view, and present slides from his iPad during a lecture, giving him more flexibility in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides controlling his desktop to write on the slides, while speaking, moving, and interacting with the students (fig.1) . Plus he was able to edit and augment slides in real-time during the course of his lecture. </li></ul>Airsketch
  15. 15. C o nventional Instruction fig. 1 Airsketch - iPads in A&S, August 2011
  16. 16. C o nventional Instruction In another example of conventional instruction use of the iPad, Dr. Andrew Goodliffe of the University of Alabama explains how the iPad has transformed his teaching. “ In small class settings such as upper-level undergraduate classes, the ability to be able to pass around the iPad, as you would a photo or a scientific paper, is a major plus. “ A large number of photos and published papers of his own are stored on his iPad. With this convenience, Dr . Goodliffe says that he is now able to instantly show his students these papers and photos much like in the same vain as a roundtable talk. However, on a larger scale. iPads in A&S, August 2011
  17. 17. Bibli o graphic Instruction <ul><li>With Library Instruction we see another computer added to the equation. </li></ul><ul><li>However, in this case, the difference comes down to certain factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Interchangeable interaction between personal and general instruction </li></ul><ul><li>The Human X Factor </li></ul>
  18. 18. Interaction: Staying between the P o dium and the Students <ul><li>After an Bibliographic Instructional session direct interaction among students is an absolute. </li></ul><ul><li>Often simple or detailed questions are asked throughout and shared by all students in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Among the normal courses of action is for the librarian to go back to podium with the computer and answer question in sequence </li></ul><ul><li>However, with a combination of a search engine such as Mozilla’ Firefox or Apple’s Safari and a streaming app like Splashtop’s White Board </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking becomes a more agile reality with limits only express through the human variable </li></ul>White Board Safari
  19. 19. <ul><li>Example of accessing discovery interface Scout </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between the podium and the Students
  20. 20. <ul><li>Example of Annotation of a website in “real time” </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between the podium and the Students
  21. 21. <ul><li>Example of accessing discovery interface Scout </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between the podium and the Students
  22. 22. <ul><li>Example of annotation and highlight in Whiterboard </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between the podium and the Students
  23. 23. <ul><li>Example of a Spotlight view in Whiteboard </li></ul>Interaction between personal and general instruction: Between the podium and the Students
  24. 24. Human X <ul><li>So what should be learned from this presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Information specialist strive to teach students reusable techniques to do effective research through various technological tools </li></ul><ul><li>Companies like Apple create quality products for you to primarily enjoy. It is up to the user and app developers to make products that are adaptable to their needs. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Human X <ul><li>These factors all boil down to several considerations : </li></ul><ul><li>Can the human being use the iPad in a manner that is universally accessible to their environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the human be able to enjoy using such tools which in turn sparks sustainable usage in the field? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the human open-minded to change? </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Path <ul><li>What is important to conclude from this presentation is that, given the considerations previously mentioned, the goals of librarians remain the same: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the use of a library’s resources </li></ul><ul><li>Helping students or patrons develop renewable skills that will help them in finding the information they want . </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Path <ul><li>The purpose of these tablet like devices such as the iPad is to serve as a teaching aide </li></ul><ul><li>This will hopefully lead to a path of least resistance in regard to: access, retention and distribution of knowledge </li></ul>
  28. 28. N o tes Bonnici, Laurie. Interview with William Worford. School of Library Information Studies, The University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, October 13, 2001. Furfie, Ben. Is the iPad a game changer?. Engineering & Technology 6 March 2010; 34-35. (accessed October 14, 2011) Goodliffe, Andrew . “ How the iPad transformed my teaching ” last modified October 19, 2011, http://www.as.ua.edu/ipad/dr-andrew-goodliffe-how-the-ipad-transformed-my-teaching/. Kaya, Travis. &quot;Classroom iPad Programs Get a Mixed Response.&quot; Chronicle of Higher Education 57, no. 6 (October 2010): A8. MasterFILE Premier , EBSCO host (accessed October 29, 2011).
  29. 29. N o tes Linda Turney, et al. Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Library Services. Reference & User Services 50, no. 4 Summer 2011 : 380-391. Academic Search Premier , EBSCO host (accessed October 12, 2011). Ritter, Emily. “Strategic Interaction: The Impact of Mobile Technology (iPads) on Learning,” last modified October 24, 2011, http://www.as.ua.edu/ipad/strategic-interaction-the-impact-of-mobile-technology-ipads-on-learning/. (accessed October 24, 2011). Smith, Fisher and Nancy Brown. Interview with William Worford. Personal interview . Apple Store Birmingham, October 11, 2011.

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