Apps are everywhere these days and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. You probably have questions like these:
- How do I find and use the best quality apps?
- Which apps will help me in my professional work?
- Which apps should librarians and educators recommend to their communities?
This workshop will give you a foundation, along with inspiration and resources for learning more. You’ll learn:
- which quality apps have become “core” and what tasks they enable
- how mobile devices are enabling better learning
- how mobile apps are improving life for those with special needs
- how to keep up with new apps
- how to write a review of an app, including a handy checklist of what to include
- examples of how libraries are using apps in creative ways
We’ll look at apps in the areas of reading, productivity, reference, writing, multi-media, social media, communication, content creation, exhibits & special collections, and professional development.
You’ll leave with a list of resources for further study, and practical ideas for offering your own services related to apps.
Virtual Trainer: Nicole Hennig
Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional, teaching and inspiring educators and librarians about mobile technologies and the user experience of e-reading.
She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as webmaster and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions.
Nicole’s books include Best Apps for Academics and Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage.
Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring creative people to use technology effectively. Follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries, apps, ebooks, and emerging technologies, and sign up for her email list to be the first to hear about her new books and courses: http://eepurl.com/vzYuX.
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.
NEFLIN Webinars are open to library staff in Florida only.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority
Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Monday, August 4.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.