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Impacts of Mobile Computing and Communication on Library Instruction. Sarah Bosarge & Karen Estlund J. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah. Overview. Background Pilot Study Methodology Findings Discussion / What We’re Doing Questions for Further Research Your Questions.

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impacts of mobile computing and communication on library instruction

Impacts of Mobile Computing and Communication on Library Instruction

Sarah Bosarge & Karen Estlund

J. Willard Marriott Library

University of Utah

sarah.bosarge@library.utah.edu kestlund@tacc.utah.edu

overview
Overview
  • Background
  • Pilot Study
    • Methodology
    • Findings
  • Discussion / What We’re Doing
  • Questions for Further Research
  • Your Questions

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background national trends
Background: National Trends
  • Horizon Report Predictions (2005 & 2006)
  • Pew Internet and American Life Studies

http://www.pewinternet.org

    • Teens and Technology
    • Generations Online
    • How Women and Men Use the Internet
  • Library 2.0 Movement

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where to focus instruction efforts
Where to Focus Instruction Efforts

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pilot study
Pilot Study
  • Research Question

With so many options and limited resources,

how should we prioritize our efforts?

  • Methodology
    • Survey of Undergraduates
      • Mobile Devices
        • What do you use?
        • What do you use it for?
        • How often do you use it?
      • Social Software
        • What do you use?

?

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results overview
Results Overview
  • Responses
    • n=32
  • Demographics
    • Average Age: 24.8
    • Gender Split
      • 46.9% Female
      • 53.1% Male
    • Major College

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mobile devices
Mobile Devices

n=32

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other devices
Other Devices

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mobile phone
Mobile Phone

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mp3 player
mp3 Player

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laptop
Laptop

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text messaging or email device
Text Messaging or Email Device

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social internet technologies
Social Internet Technologies

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course support related content
Would like course-related information provided as either RSS feeds or audio broadcast:12.5%

Would like to download course related audio content to a computer or digital audio player: 78%

Course Support & Related Content

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preference for audio
Preference for Audio
  • 50% of those with a digital audio player report using it daily
  • 70.6% of laptop owners say they listen to music on their

laptops.

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mobile phone conundrum
Mobile Phone Conundrum
  • Cheating
    • The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (2006) reported
      • Cheating risen by 25%
      • Cheating with a mobile phone 25% of all cheating
  • Annoyance??
  • Polling??
  • Text Messaging
    • 56% of our respondents used mobile phones to text message

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gaming
Gaming
  • Our Pilot Study
    • 21.8% reported owning a personal gaming device
    • 6% play multiplayer online games
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project (2005) report on online game playing
    • Ages 12-17: 81%
    • Ages 18-28: 54%
    • Ages 29-40: 37%

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social spaces blogging
Social Spaces & Blogging
  • 46.8% have their own space
  • 50% visit other people’s spaces
  • 21.8% participation in higher education specific spaces
  • 28% read blogs
  • 28% write blogs
  • 3% use a blog aggregator

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now what are we going to do
Now, What are We Going to Do?

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references
References

http://loex2006.pbwiki.com

Password: loex

Castle, T. (2006, March 26). Mobile phone cheating in exams on the rise. Reuters newswire.

Dede, C. (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles: implications for investments in technology and faculty. In Educating the net generation (chap. 15). Retrieved January 8, 2006, from www.educase.edu/educatingthenetgen/

Fallows, D. (2005, December 28). How women and men use the internet. Washington, D.C.: Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Fox, S., & Madden, M. (2005, December). Generations online [data memo]. Retrieved January 8, 2006, from http://pew internet.org

Holliday, W., & Li, Q. (2004). Understanding the millenials: Updating our knowledge about students. Reference Services Review, 32(4), 356-366.

The Horizon Report. (2006). Stanford, CA: The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.

Lenhart, A., Madden, M., & Hitlin, P. (2005, July 27). Teens and technology. Washington, D.C.: Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Lippincott, J. (2005, March/April) Net generation students and libraries. Educause Review, 56-66.

Mathews, B. (2006). Intuitive revelations: The ubiquitous reference model. Retrieved April 6, 2006, from Georgia Tech Institutional Repository: http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/8446

Rheingold, H. (2002). Smart mobs: The next social revolution. Cambridge, MA: Perseus.

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