This summer I’m working on a new report that will be part of ALA’s Library Technology Reports series.
I’m looking forward to doing the research on this — podcasts are booming!
Here’s the Table of Contents — let me know if you have more ideas for what to include. (more…)
Do you ever get questions from people who want to see what your new device can do? Here are a few apps for showing off the potential of mobile devices for educational use. (more…)
Goodreads makes it easy for authors to give away free copies of their books in “giveaways” managed by Goodreads. I have 4 copies of Apps for Librarians, and 3 copies of Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services to give away.
The contest begins on Monday, May 16 and lasts for a week. On May 24 Goodreads will randomly pick the winners and I will ship your free copy (US only).
These are for print copies — Apps for Librarians is normally $45, and Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps is normally $43.
Feel free to enter both giveaways!
Recently I wrote a technical report for ALA called Mobile Learning Trends: Accessibility, Ecosystems, Content Creation. Published in April of 2016, it focuses on three trends:
- Natural user interfaces and accessibility
- Multi-device ecosystems
- Content creation with mobile devices.
There are synergies between these trends that offer opportunities for those who care about access for all. This report includes ideas for how libraries can use this information to empower their users, and resources for learning more. (more…)
Many people use multiple mobile platforms these days. A common situation is one where you have both an Android smartphone and an iPad.
it’s true that when you get used to certain tasks on one platform, they aren’t automatic on the other, but once you get past that, you can work seamlessly.
Why? It’s because of apps with multi-device ecosystems. (more…)
Photo by Marcus Kwan (aperturismo on Flickr).
Natural user interfaces are making computing easier for all ages and abilities
The widespread adoption of mobile computing is a good thing for librarians who care about access for all. That’s because mobile devices make use of “natural user interfaces,” and those interfaces are making computing easier for people of all ages and abilities.
Have you heard the many stories of success that people with disabilities are having with mobile apps? Here’s an example.
Todd is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and public speaker. An accident at age eight caused a spinal cord injury that left him as a C4 quadriplegic. (more…)