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About – Library Hat. Photo by Ray Schwartz Library Hat is a blog written by Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

About – Library Hat

She has particular interests in library innovation and emerging technologies and worked in web services, e-resources management, digitization, reference, and instructional technologies. She is a 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader sponsored by ALA Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and a 2011 Code4Lib Minority Scholarship recipient. She studied at Seoul National University (BA & MA), Harvard University (MA), and Simmons College (MSLIS).

For the last two years, she has been chairing the LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group and is the founding editor and blogger of ALA Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) TechConnect blog. The views expressed on this site do not relate to nor represent any particular library or institution. Smartphones give you wings: pedagogical affordance of mobile Web 2.0. This paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education.

Smartphones give you wings: pedagogical affordance of mobile Web 2.0

Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of mobile Web 2.0 tools are evaluated, and student usage and feedback is outlined via an interactive multimedia timeline (using YouTube videos) illustrating how these mobile Web 2.0 pedagogical affordances have transformed pedagogy and facilitated student engagement in a variety of course contexts. A rubric for evaluating appropriate smartphone choices is provided, and a model for implementing mobile Web 2.0 pedagogical integration is presented.

Mobile Access 2010. Mobile Access 2010 Six in ten American adults are now wireless internet users, and mobile data applications have grown more popular over the last year.

Mobile Access 2010

As of May 2010, 59% of all adult Americans go online wirelessly. Our definition of a wireless internet user includes the following activities: Going online with a laptop using a wi-fi connection or mobile broadband card. Roughly half of all adults (47%) go online in this way, up from the 39% who did so at a similar point in 2009. Taken together, 59% of American adults now go online wirelessly using either a laptop or cell phone, an increase over the 51% of Americans who did so at a similar point in 2009.[1] Cell phone ownership has remained stable over the last year, but users are taking advantage of a much wider range of their phones’ capabilities compared with a similar point in 2009.

This year we also asked for the first time about seven additional cell phone activities. About the Survey. 2009-10 Mobile Learning Report. LIU Brooklyn Campus Extends iPad Program. Mobile Computing | News LIU Brooklyn Campus Extends iPad Program Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University is expanding a program it implemented earlier this semester to provide its students with Apple iPads.

LIU Brooklyn Campus Extends iPad Program

The institution's initial iPad pilot program began delivering free iPads to all full-time incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students this semester. Preparations for the program included a $100,000 investment in its wireless infrastructure, beefing up the number of access points at six locations in the process. About 3,500 students received iPads during the initial phase of the program. Now the Brooklyn Campus is expanding that initial pilot to all of its students, though it will not be supplying the devices completely free. "We are delighted to put this cutting-edge device in our students' hands," said Gale Stevens Haynes, provost of the Brooklyn Campus, in a prepared statement.