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…)
The move to mobile is empowering for all types of users, from toddlers to the elderly. It’s also great for people with various types of disabilities — which could be anyone at different times in their lives.
Over on the Simmons UNBOUND blog, I have a guest post: Apps for Content Creation. In it, I discuss why libraries are helping their users create, and describe 15 apps for content creation.
Chicago Public Library makerspace visualization
(Katie Day on Flickr).
p.s. If you liked this post, you might enjoy my newsletter: Mobile Apps News. It’s an easy way to stay current with the world of mobile apps for education.