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Mobiles and informal learning spaces: libraries and museums | Connected Learning

Mobiles and informal learning spaces: libraries and museums | Connected Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

How is mobile technology transforming and enriching the experiences of informal learning spaces such as libraries and museums?

 About The Speaker(s)Jeffrey Schnapp - Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Founder, metaLAB at HarvardBarry Joseph - Associate Director for Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural HistoryAllegra Burnette - Creative Director, Digital Media at The Museum of Modern ArtMatthew Battles - Principal & Associate Director, metaLAB at HarvardNate Hill - Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library Video
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m-Libraries Conference keynote presentations- available live online | 24-26th September 2012

“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”

 

"Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. This conference will explore and share the innovative work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices.

The fourth International m-libraries Conference is hosted by The Open University and Athabasca University and it will bring together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to share experience and exchange expertise with colleagues at the cutting edge of mobile use and development and to generate ideas for future developments."

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Need Info? Text the Library - Patch.com

Need Info? Text the Library - Patch.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Linda Sadlouskos:

“Recognizing the increased use of text messaging by patrons of all ages, we felt it important to offer a way to communicate with the library via text messaging,” said Ruth Lufkin, Director of Bernards Township Library. “The new service provides an easy-to-use interface for our librarians and maintains the privacy of our patrons’ information.”

Senior Reference Librarian Lynne Hilf said that the texts or chat messages can ask any question that a library patron normally would ask a reference librarian. The responses during normal library hours would include information or possibly refer the questioner to certain websites. Users also may check whether books are available, she said."

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"Text-a-Librarian was developed by Mosio, an award-winning mobile technology company that enables companies and institutions to utilize mobile communications, according to information from the library."

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6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Kovach:

"Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing."

 

1. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace.

2. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

3. “Snack learning”

4. Tin Can API

5. Location-based integration and workplace training

6. Cloud computing"

 

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