EasyBib’s Library Corner: Mobile Learning Resources

Emily Gover is an information literacy specialist and in-house librarian for EasyBib. Her professional interests lie in web services and design, usability, information literacy, instructional services and reference work. She continues to work part-time at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, and has previous work experience at Berry College, Reader’s Digest and the University at Albany.

Mobile learning seems to be the way many educators are leaning in terms of implementing new approaches and technology in the classroom to engage their students. Tablet computers continue to rise in popularity as an educational tool, and developers are coming out with new web sites and apps to make learning fun–how can one possibly keep up to speed with it all?!

Shelley Terrell, an educator co-founder of the #edchat hashtag on Twitter, compiled a large number of mobile learning tools into an e-book for your reference! It’s called Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Resources & Tips. It provides a wealth of information and tools related to mobile learning, and even provides and overview for those unfamiliar with the concept.

Some of the topics and questions discussed include:

  • Tips on selecting mobile learning devices
  • “BYOD” approach (Bring Your Own Device) — useful for those with tight budgets
  • QR Codes in the classroom
  • Apps for research
  • Apps for collaborative learning

If you have a Scribd account, you can download the e-book. Otherwise, you can view it in its entirety here.

Do you use mobile learning in your library? Are you planning on doing so next year? What are some of your favorite apps to use? Tell us in the comments!

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