the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Roxann Riskin, Library- Technology Specialist, M.S., Ed, MCP
Library, School, or Organization Name: DiMenna-Nyselius Library , Fairfield University , CT
Co-Presenter Name(s): None
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: CT, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Academic Librarians, Any Librarians or Teachers
Short Session Description (one line): Making Apps Your Personal Learning Concierge
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Mobile devices in higher education, as the 2011 Horizon Report indicates, a significant increase on the college campus of devices i.e., smart phone devices, tablets and laptops.
Both desktop and mobile Apps can be utilized and introduced in higher educational academic libraries as learning tools to teach organization and management of research and information. Mobile Apps like Evernote and Drop Box, are two Desktop applications and mobile Apps that are now widely accepted and utilzed for organization and cloud sharing. BYOD's are now widely accepted within college and university communities. University policies are often professor dependent but more often than not accepted into the classroom without discussion. Digital etiquette seems to left up to the individual professor(s) course during the semester for devices, although often professors encourage laptops use more often now vs the "cell phone", as it is often only seen as a communication, specifically texting device. As Apps, vetted by user(s)- providing commentary toward improvements, college libraries have a significant resource at hand to offer up to students teaser, introductory sessions on using Apps as their Personal Learning Concierges. More colleges are even loaning mobile devices - laptops, iPads, e-Readers etc. Also, "Apps as Study Guides","Apps as Research Assistants", and with more Apps arriving daily often within App stores whether it is the Android or the iPhone or Google Apps, genrally speaking, Apps have taken over many mobile devices for customizing students' social and learning/educational experiences. Students have a voracious APPetite for the Apps!
Let's App-lause the new way we can use Apps to T-AP into making a personalized and customized type of Concierge Service for students learning experiences and using our academic libraries would be a perfect place to begin. A discussion on three major approaches where Apps can be Study Guides, Organizational Assistants, and Personal Learning Trainers is the way this session will begin and will wrap up with a brief poll on using Apps.