Tablets and e-Readers: Information at Your Fingertips
Mobile devices are fast becoming commonly used in education, communication, and for information retrieval. This class is designed to provide participants with hands-on learning opportunities using some of the most popular mobile devices including the iPad and Kindle e-reader. The class will provide an overview of other popular tablets and e-readers and how these devices are transforming education and learning. This class includes discussion and hand-on activities with tablets and e-readers. Hands-on activities will include exploration of mobile sites and apps from the National Library of Medicine as well as exploration of basic features of e-readers. A mobile device petting zoo will provide class attendees the opportunity to see and use some of the most popular tablet and e-reader device options.
- better understand the current state of the tablet market;
- have information about differences in popular devices;
- understand the differences between mobile sites and mobile apps;
- be aware of free resources for mobile devices available from the National Library of Medicine;
- have more knowledge about the current state of the e-reader market;
- be able to identify ways to use e-readers to provide access to resources;
- demonstrate familiarity with both tablet and e-reader devices.
Course presentation (10 mb, rev: Jun 24, 2013)
Upon successful completion of this class each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.
Middle Atlantic Region
Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Central Region
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7880, @hurstej
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region