E-Learning has been transformed into E-Walking Talking Texting
E-learning is so yesterday, what we are talking about now is mobile learning. Today’s students expect to be connected to their e-resources at any time and in any place.
And because cell phones are becoming ubiquitous, many libraries and universities are working on ways to offer services though hand held personal devices. Some universities, like Duke University, are even providing first year students with IPods.
Smart Phones are limited in some ways, with one way communication and small screens, but still can be used to introduce new concepts such as ‘text a librarian’, a virtual reference service, or even a resource in which a student can text a call number and record.
In ” Smart Phones: Potential Discovery Tool” an article written by Wendy Startweather and Eva Stowers from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the authors argue that the university should encourage their staff and instructors to create experimental outreach projects to reach the students.
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