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Tablets present many opportunities to enhance and increase library instruction, but it is unclear if library databases can rise to the challenge of tablet use. In our study, we used an iPad and tested the functionality of specific tasks that may be used in a library instruction setting: presentation of the page, access to multimedia content, database specific tools, email full text, and separate app/installation requirements. This session will explore the nitty gritty of using tablets for library instruction, leading to a better understanding of the future of mobile tablet classrooms

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7-2-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

7-2-2014 12:00 PM

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Feb 7th, 10:00 AM Feb 7th, 12:00 PM

The Mobile Playground: Can Databases and iPads Play Nice?

Tablets present many opportunities to enhance and increase library instruction, but it is unclear if library databases can rise to the challenge of tablet use. In our study, we used an iPad and tested the functionality of specific tasks that may be used in a library instruction setting: presentation of the page, access to multimedia content, database specific tools, email full text, and separate app/installation requirements. This session will explore the nitty gritty of using tablets for library instruction, leading to a better understanding of the future of mobile tablet classrooms