Mobile Learning, the Changing

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Nov 24, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Mobile Learning, the Changing
Faces of Library Services and the
Indian Scenario

What is Mobile Learning?


Mobile Learning (M
-
Learning) is the point
where mobile computing and e
-
learning
intersect to produce an anytime, anywhere
learning experiences


Mobile learning is the provision of education
and training on PDAs (Personal Digital
Assistants)/palmtops/handhelds, smartphones
and mobile phones.


What is Mobile Learning?


Wikipedia defines
mobile learning

as “Any sort of
learning that happens when the learner is not at a
fixed, predetermined location, or learning that
happens when the learner takes advantage of the
learning opportunities offered by mobile
technologies”


Mobile learning
, sometimes called m
-
learning, is
learning accomplished with the use of small, portable
computing devices. These computing devices may
include: smartphones, personal digital assistants
(PDAs) and similar handheld devices.

What is Mobile Learning?

What is Mobile Learning?


Clark Quinn defines Mobile
Learning as “intersection of
mobile computing (the
application of small,
portable, and wireless
computing and
communication devices) and
e
-
learning (learning
facilitated and supported
through the use of
information and
communication
technology)”

M
-
learning

Mobile Learning Devices


Portable Media Player



Personal Digital Assistant or PDA



Smart Phone



Laptop/Tablet PC

etc..

Features


Bluetooth


3G


Wi
-
Fi


GPS


Web browser


MP3 player


Camera /Video recorder ,etc



Benefits


Helpful for people on the go;


Anytime anywhere access to content;


Can enhance interaction between and among
students and instructor;


Great for ‘Just
-
in
-
Time’ learning or review of
content, etc

Limitations


Small screen size


Short battery life


Poor input capabilities


Limited memory capacity


Easily lost or stolen, etc.

Indian Scenario


The total wireless subscriber base {GSM, CDMA and WLL
(F)} stood at 584.32 million on 31st March 2010.



The number of wire line subscribers on 31st March 2010 was
36.96 million.


There were 16.18 million Internet subscribers on 31st March
2010 as compared to 13.54 million on 31st March 2009.


Besides the internet subscribers mentioned above, there are
117.87 million Wireless data subscribers who are accessing
internet through wireless (GSM and CDMA) networks
using
mobile and other handheld devices
.


An average Indian sends 29 SMS per month


(
Source:TRAI
)



Initiatives


English Seekho

by IL&FS Education and Tata
Docomo


mGurujee

by
Aircel



m
-
school

by
Reliance Communication



Learn English

by
BSNL

,
Enablem
Technologies

,
OnMobile Global



BPUTALERT

by
Biju Patnaik University of
Technology




Possibilities in Library &
Information Services

Possibilities in Library &
Information Services


Mobile Reference , Instruction and Text Alert
services


Mobile Online Public Access Catalog interface
(MOPAC)


Access to E
-
Books and E
-
Journal


Mobile Optimized Library Website


QR Code Reader

Mobile Reference and Instruction
and Text Alerts

Libraries offering Mobile instruction

,
SMS notification


Denton Public Libraries


Helsinki School of Economics Library,
Finland


Open University Library, United Kingdom


Washington State University Libraries

Mobile Online Public Access Catalog
interface (MOPAC)


WorldCat Local


AirPac


Polaris (Mobile PAC)


LibraryThing (Library Anywhere)

Libraries offering Mobile OPAC



Duke Libraries

http://library.duke.edu/mobile/


Harvard College Library

http://hcl.harward.edu/mobile/versions


New York University Libraries

http://library.nyu.edu.8000/mobile


University of Liverpool Library


Ryerson University Library


Virginia Beach Public Library




Access to E
-
Books and E
-
Journal


Here are some of the major vendors offering mobile interfaces:


American Institute of Physics iResearch iPhone application


EBSCOhost Mobile


Hoover's Mobile company information


IEEE XPlore


Lexis/Nexis Get Cases and Shepardize


PubMed for Handhelds medical database


Questia iPhone application (iTunes link)


Refworks Mobile


Westlaw legal research database


EBL Ebook Library


Google Books


OverDrive


Safari Books Online


Amazon Kindle for the iPhone (US Only)


Zotero


Libraries offering access to Mobile
collections



New York Public Library


University of Virginia Library


Duke University Library

Mobile Optimized Library Website


Catalog search


Room/computer reservations


Reference information


Opening /Closing Hours


Links to useful mobile content


Due dates, Account Information


Floor maps, News about library events


Audio/Video Tour

Libraries offering Mobile Optimized
Library Website


American university library

http://www.library.american.edu/mobile


Ball State University Library

http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/mobiles/


Boston University Medical Center Mobile

Library : http://med
-
libwww.bu.edu/mobile/

index.cfm


Great mobile optimized Library
Websites

University of Minnesota

QR Codes


What is QR Code



According to Wikipedia “A
QR code

(abbreviated from
Quick Response code
) is a
type of matrix barcode (or two
-
dimensional
code) designed to be read by Smartphone. The
code consists of black modules arranged in a
square pattern on a white background. The
information encoded may be text, a URL, or
other data”

Application of QR Codes in Library


Send a text to the reference librarian


Library tours


Library orientation


Library Maps



Libraries offering QR Codes in
Library


University of Bath Library, United Kingdom


University of Lethbridge Library

Mobile Marketing using Mobile
Social Networks


Library announcements, news, events


Promote/recommend materials


Share relevant local info


Interact with patrons

Libraries on Social Network

Libraries on Social Network

Issues


Privacy Concern


Addressing ongoing issues in digital content


Man power issues and capacity building
measures

First, assess


What mobile technologies do your patrons
use?


How many access the web via a mobile
device? Which one(s) are most prevalent?


What social technologies do your patrons use?


What library services would users actually
want to use via a mobile device?


What library services can you make accessible
via a mobile device?


Questions?

Thank You