It is a new year and also 2015 will be a year of 23 Mobile Things professional development for librarians. I am very happy to welcome North East Florida to the growing 23 Mobile Things family.
On the NEFLIN blog I found this description. It is a good explanation of the 23 Mobile Things DNA – namely to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services:
“This program is designed to help you become comfortable using a mobile platform and it’s tools. These apps may not be around in 5 years. That’s not the point. We hope this process helps you enlarge your comfort zone, make time for professional development and meet colleagues. We hope you will see how other librarians use some of these tools to help their libraries and think about how they may help yours. We hope this program will encourage you to try new things.”
The program will be open to the public under a Creative Commons license when it is finished but until then it is an in house professional development project for the staff of NEFLIN.
I am looking forward to learning more about what Appy hour is – and to learn more about the program and I wish all the more than 500 participants and the organizers a great learning experience – Thank you for learning with us librarians of Florida.
I was happy and proud to be part of this session at IFLA in Lyon, France this year.
Thank you to my wonderful colleagues on the panel and to everyone who took the time in their busy conference schedule to make this session a priority. This was a great learning experience for me as well.
Here are the slides for my presentation:
The whole program for the session looked like this:
IFLA – Lyon, France
Monday 18 August – 2014
MOOCs: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries – Continuing Professional Development
and Workplace Learning
11:45 – 13:45 | Forum 1
▪ Introduction to MOOCs
Sandy Hirsh (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, san Jose,
▪ MOOCs for professional development
Michael Stephens (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, San
Jose, United States)
▪ MOOCs and library and information science schools
Wendy Newman (University of Toronto, iSchool, Toronto, Canada)
▪ MOOCs and public libraries
John Szabo (Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, United States)
▪ MOOCs as access to information in developing countries
Loida Garcia Febo (Information New Wave, New York, United States)
▪ MOOCs and Open Education Initiatives
Jan Holmquist (Guldborgsund Librarires Nykøbing, Falster, Denmark)
It is privilege to see new versions of 23 Mobile Things living and thriving world wide. The number of people in the library field that is learning together about mobile technology and using this technology to deliver library services to their communities is growing. Thank you to all the learners and organisers keeping this program alive and making it better all the time.
Thank you Joan and Karyll for the great version for Philippines and Singapore.
There and back again: 23 Mobile Things | 23 Mobile Things.
Right now a lot of people are doing the Singapore, Philippines version of the 23 Mobile Things program. This is a guest post by Kathryn Barwick, Mylee Joseph and me for the awesome new program with a greeting to all the learners. Follow the link to see how the Singapore, Philippines are rocking 23 Mobile Things…
My first time presenting at an online conference was this years awesome Library 2.013. It was a lot of fun and I would love to do more online presentations. If you use Blackboard you can see the recorded version of my presentation here
Here are my slides:
and links to presentation and video Greetings from Mylee Joseph and Abigail Willemse
Michael Stephens video about learning 2.0 and research results from 23 mobile things
Mylees Video presentations
Mylee Joseph and Katrhyn Barwick Slides
Hello from Mylee
Breaking the tether of the PC
Who what where
Abigails Video presentation – Greetings from #anz23mthings
Introduction & how we did the course
How we run our course
Collaboration for the course
Thanks & conclusion
I was proud to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England about 23 Mobile Things. I had Michael Stephens and Mylee Joseph join me via video and had an absolutely wonderful time at this conference.
I was also proud to moderate a session and to be on the closing plenary with Donna Saxby and Marydee Ojala. Thank you all of you – and thanks for sharing you knowledge at your presentations and between sessions. Here are my slides:
Here is a link To Michael Stephens video.
Here is Mylee Joseph & Kathryn Barwicks slides
The Danish version of 23 Mobile Things is half finished and today the English version launched. I am very proud of this project. If you are new to the smartphone / tablet world this free online learning program could be what you are looking for – or you might know someone who are looking for a course like that?
See the announcement of the project at Tame The Web
..and then head over to 23mobilethings.net and see it for yourself. We would love to connect with you on twitter @23mobilethings and via #23mobilethings
I am so happy to be working with Mylee Joseph and Kathryn Barwick from State Library of New South Wales, Australia and Dr Michael Stephens on this project.
A heartfelt thanks to the participants and hard workers from the Danish edition: Pernille Saul, Sigrid Kjøller and Stine Grabas and the rest of the staff from Guldborgsund-libraries.
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