Teaching with tablets

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/14/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop Teaching with Tablets with Carolyn Meier, Rebecca Miller and Heather Moorefield-Lang. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. 

In this workshop, you will explore several new and innovative ways to use mobile technologies and apps in and beyond the library classroom. Instructors Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang will use examples and case studies from academic, school, public and special libraries to explore how individuals are using tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices to access and use information. They will show you how these new technologies can and should impact teaching and learning in your library. 

You will learn the guidelines and strategies for identifying, evaluating and selecting devices and apps for teaching and learning, along with best practices for keeping up with and using mobile devices and other new instructional technologies. Come prepared with your own questions and examples so that you can fully participate in this interactive, engaging session. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • strategies for teaching with tablets;
  • case studies where tablets have been used in instruction;
  • mobile online sites useful for integrating into instruction;
  • great apps for library instruction;
  • techniques, ideas and projects to take into the classroom;
  • mobile technology comparisons;
  • integrating technology into the instructional design process.

About the Instructors

Carolyn Meier is the first year instruction librarian in Newman Library at Virginia Tech. She is a past co-chair of the Library Instruction Round table (LIRT) Transition to College committee. While at Virginia Tech, she developed and implemented an online research course for grad students and with other librarians in designing online modules for first year students. Her work and research interests focus on information literacy, assessment and new methods for improving instruction and finding new technologies to reach students. 

Rebecca K. Miller is the college librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering at Virginia Tech. Previously, she served as the digital technologies librarian at Louisiana State University and has published several articles on the topic of technology and instruction. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of three journals and holds leadership positions in both national and state level professional organizations. 

Heather Moorefield-Lang teaches in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She is the chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee. Her current research is involved with the success and challenges of 3D printers in libraries and schools at every type and level. She is also delving into the research of digital citizenship and the online presence of our digital futures and afterlife. 

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

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