Recently in Mobile Category
- All projects are a combination of with learning objectives, instructional activities and assessments.
- Effective Poster Design Elements & Effective Poster Design Judging Exercise
- Goal is to get students thinking about designing posters
- Both for use in face-to-face workshop and can be used online
- Asks students to consider what effective poster design is and the criteria a poster might be measured against
- Worked on needs assessment and learner assessment
- Used pre-survey
- Authentic activity was to look up partner in the workshop to see how much information you can find
- Practiced for staff and changed tailored it more to students based on feedback
- Updated technology and add new features
- Originally created in Pachyderm/flash, but need to change delivery as Pachyderm no longer supported. Original tool limited text and was hard for users to get additional content. Created in HTML5 (not in Flash so it could be viewed on mobile device)
- Also hope to add quizzes and additional interactivity in the future
- Beta: http://vader.lib.umn.
- Created using ARIS during design jam
- Choose your own adventure/quest
- Augmented reality--so if you have your mobile device and are standing on Washington Ave Bridge you will see an overlay of historic photos.
Elsewhere, I found this video describing their partnership with Ford on mobile app. development which demonstrates mobile tech., while the presentation incorporates more traditional forms of production (graphics, presentation software): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6NLmrJ67w
It does not take a technologist, media specialist, or librarian to recognize that this media is everywhere and mobile/media development is the future. I am inspired by the leadership of the LT Media Lab here on campus in promoting mobile app. development, and also very excited about the future having supported, through the Library Media Services/SMART, the innovative ways faculty are integrating student produced media assignments into their classes and their understanding of students needing these skill sets for improved learning experience, civic participation, and future employer demands.
On the horizon: Faculty increasingly experimenting with these technologies to develop/utilize tools that will provide greater disciplinary insight, real-world application, and communication of their research.
presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division in partnership with the Public Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association
Last year, Academic and Research Libraries (ARLD) Day was all about getting users into the library building. This year, we'll look at serving our patrons where they are. We know they work from their computers at home and in their offices, but they're also increasingly accessing our services and information via mobile devices. What do libraries need to be thinking about? What services are successful? What technologies and metadata are required to make access easy and understandable? Join us on April 29 at ARLD Day 2011: The Everywhere Library to find out.
Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Everywhere Patron
Throughout the world, the majority of people who have access to the Internet are not using a computer. They are relying on their cell phone as their primary interface for listening to music, watching television, reading books, communicating with friends, and finding answers. As phones become more and more capable, fewer and fewer people find that they need their computer on a day to day basis to stay in touch with their infosphere. Libraries need to be at the forefront of these changes, as well as looking forward and preparing for the future of information interaction.
We will examine the upcoming rise of the superphone, the next-generation of mobile phone services, and how the next 3-5 years will reshape everything about information interactions.
Keynote speaker links to check out:
- Jason Griffey's Personal Blog: http://jasongriffey.net/
- Pattern Recognition: http://jasongriffey.net/wp/
- American Libraries' Perpetual Beta: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/perpetualbeta
- ALA TechSource Blog: http://www.alatechsource.org/blogger/16