Cost: $120 (nonmember, $260)
Mobile devices are fast becoming commonly used in education, communication, medical practice, and 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. The class will provide an overview of other popular tablets and how these devices are transforming education, learning, and health sciences research. This class includes discussion and hand-on activities with tablets. 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 attendees the opportunity to see and use some of the most popular tablet options. Students are invited to BYOD (bring your own device). Class activities will center on iPad devices, which will be provided by the instructor.
Instructor: Emily J. Hurst, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Library, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX