Seven notes on (module 7)


Another great module. Mobile. And it it so true, video doesn’t have to be perfect, or long. Jan is a living example of bringing the information to the people, where ever they are – and where ever he is (I have paraphrased his opening words!). Moose coolness ūüôā I won’t forget that!

From the readings and lectures from module 7:

  1. mobile learning – academic libraries, my library, needs to get serious about this. We have a Learning and Teaching Centre that works with academics (pedagogy) and administers Moodle, our university LMS. The library needs to work more closely with the LTC on mobile pedagogy. We still seem stuck in the lecture > tutorial >group assignment/presentation/essay format. I liked Gagnon’s examples of inspiring educational designs, especially the ‘situated learning’. Those words are key… “situated, contextual, just-in-time, participatory, and personalized learning“… Gagnon, 2010)
  2. mobile everything РI have read stories and posts before about developing countries and the fact that they have totally skipped the land line and have gone straight to mobile. Can you imagine how life changing that can be? The Schneider story is one example of the impact of mobile technology for African farmers.  
  3. mobile from a young age – the post from Mashable yesterday says that 38% of children under 2 use mobile media! So important from the very youngest of ages to be providing educational, situated, contextual learning!
  4. location based – QR and AR. I remember Jason Griffey (?) in Australia commenting/tweeting at a Library conference that Australians don’t seem to use location based services like Foursquare very much. I think this is quite true, and I’m not entirely sure why. We have used QR codes in our campus libraries, usually in student diaries to point to information on the library web page, or in advertising ebooks when browsing the physical shelves. We do have a proposal in with our library management to utilize AR but I not involved in this, but I do need to find out more about that.
  5. Google Glass. Although I have been following the development of Glass I¬†hadn’t¬†realised until now how oral glass is….and the need for content designed for listening!
  6. “who is best at using the hammer? I have now facilitated five 23things programs at my workplace over the past years. I ¬†still get people saying…”oh I need another program” and “how do you keep up?” While it is true that some staff have retained that¬†curiosity¬†and are still engaged with new tools, new technology, reading and keeping up to date, there are others who think that is just the *job* for one or two¬†people¬†in the library. I think it’s everyone’s job! Part of what we all do as people working in libraries. I won’t forget Jan’s phrase – “”who is best at using the hammer?”¬† Get someone else to use the tool if it’s not for you.¬†
  7. New! – my workplace has given me a wonderful tool. I have gone from a 3 year old iPad 1 to an iPad mini. You can only imagine….


My new love meets laptop

My new love meets laptop


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Enis, M. (2013, February 12). Mobile evolution: How apps are adapting to a new device ecosystem [Web log post]. The Digital Shift. Library Journal. Retrieved from

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Gagnon, D. (2010, September 22). Mobile learning environments [Web log post]. EDUCAUSE review online. Retrieved from

Hadro, J. (2009, March). Interfaces galore for mobile devices. Library Journal, 134(4), 19-20.

Lunden, I. (2012, March 1), Tipping point: Smartphone owners now outnumber other mobile users in the U.S. [Web log post]. TechCrunch. Retrieved from

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Samtani, H. (2012, December 27). Libraries use iPads and apps to ramp up storytime, but concerns remain [Web log post]. The Digital Shift. Library Journal. Retrieved from

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