Friday, May 29, 2009

Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools And Research Designs

Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools And Research Designs / Vavoula, Giasemi ; Pachler, Norbert ; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (eds) /

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien / 2009 / XXX, 367 pp., 25 ill., num. tables and graphs / ISBN 978-3-03911-832-8 / SFR 70.00 / €* 48.20 / €** 49.50 / € 45.00 / £ 45.00 / US-$ 69.95


Book Synopsis


Learning with mobile technologies is an emerging field with a developing research agenda and many questions surrounding the suitability of traditional research methods to investigate and evaluate the new learning experiences associated with mobility and support for increasingly informal learning. This book sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, research methods and tools. Through their accounts of particular mobile learning projects, leading researchers in the field present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.

Contents

Diana Laurillard: Foreword - Norbert Pachler: Research Methods in Mobile and Informal Learning: Some Issues - Mike Sharples: Methods for Evaluating Mobile Learning - D.W. Livingstone: Basic Research on Lifelong Learning: Recent Survey Findings and Reflections on «Capturing» Informal Learning - Phillip Kent: In the Workplace: Learning as Articulation Work, and Doing Articulation Work to Understand Learning - Norbert Pachler/John Cook/Claire Bradley: «I Don't Really See It»: Whither Case-based Approaches to Understanding Off-site and On-campus Mobile Learning? - Daisy Mwanza-Simwami: Using Activity-Oriented Design Methods (AODM) to Investigate Mobile Learning - Daniel Spikol: Exploring Novel Learning Practices through Co-Designing Mobile Games - Cristina Ros i Sole: The Fleeting, the Situated and the Mundane: Ethnographic Approaches to Mobile Language Learning (MALL) - John Traxler: Mobile Learning Evaluation: The Challenge of Mobile Societies - Mark van 't Hooft: Researching Informal and Mobile Learning: Leveraging the Right Resources - Mark A.M. Kramer: The Case for MobileHCI and Mobile Design Research Methods in Mobile and Informal Learning Contexts - Eva Mayr/Kristin Knipfer/Daniel Wessel: In-Sights into Mobile Learning: An Exploration of Mobile Eye Tracking Methodology for Learning in Museums - Anthony Lelliott: Using Personal Meaning Mapping to Gather Data on School Visits - Jocelyn Dodd: The Generic Learning Outcomes: A Conceptual Framework for Researching Learning in Informal Learning Environments - Jon Trinder/Scott Roy/Jane Magill: Using Automatic Logging to Collect Information on Mobile Device Usage for Learning - Christine Dearnley/Stuart Walker: Mobile Enabled Research - Patrick McAndrew/Steve Godwin/Andreia Santos: Research 2.0: How Do We Know about the Users that Do Not Tell Us Anything? - Palmyre Pierroux: Newbies and Design Research: Approaches to Designing a Learning Environment using Mobile and Social Technologies - Esra Wali/Martin Oliver/Niall Winters: Are They Doing What They Think They're Doing? Tracking and Triangulating Students' Learning Activities and Self Reports - Giasemi Vavoula: Issues and Requirements for Mobile Learning Research - Agnes Kukulska-Hulme: Conclusions: Future Directions in Researching Mobile Learning.

About The Author(s)/Editor(s)

The Editors: Giasemi Vavoula is RCUK Academic Fellow in Learning and Visitor Studies at the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK ; Norbert Pachler is Reader in Education and Co-director of the Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Education Professionals at the Institute of Education, London ; Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK. Since 2001, she has led several projects on mobile learning innovation in the UK.

Source


Flyer


Table Of Contents (PDF)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

QR Codes In Publications

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in learning of Any/All examples of the use of QR Codes in journals, monographs, e-prints, and/or other publications.

As defined by Wikipedia,

"A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Moreover, most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.

Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR Codes are now used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users (known as mobile tagging).

QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards or just about any object that users might need information about. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL. This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hardlink or physical world hyperlinks.

Users can also generate and print their own QR Code for others to scan and use by visiting one of several free QR Code generating sites."

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code]

Additional Information

QR Code.com

[http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/index-e.html]

YouTube Videos

[http://tinyurl.com/qcw5vq]

Book

Kroski, Ellyssa / On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies / Library Technology Reports / 2008 / vol. 44, n. 5 / pp. 1-48. See pp. 56, 58-59.

>>BTW: I Am Also Interested In The Use Of QR Codes By Libraries<<

If You Are Aware Of The Use Of QR Codes In Any Type of Publication - Print And/Or Electronic, Please Submit As A Comment On This Blog Entry

Thanks!

/Gerry

Monday, May 18, 2009

SciTechMed Journals/Publications On Twitter ?

Colleagues/

I Am Most Interested In Any and/or All *Journals (or Journal Publishers)* That Have Incorporated Twitter (or Other Micro-Blogging Service) ... /

I Am Particularly Interested In Any and/Or All Initiatives In Which Tweets Have Been Incorporated / Integrated _Within_ The Journal and/or Journal Article Content(s) ... /


I Have Done A Preliminary Search Of Various Twitter Directories

But Find Next To Nothing ... [?]

BTW-1: I've Discovered That A Surprising Number Of >>>Monograph Publishers - Newspapers - Magazines - Other Media <<<

BTW-2: I Am Acquainted With Bill Drew's Most Excellent Compendium Of "Library Vendors Using Social Software"

[http://bit.ly/nljlm]

and Science

[http://twitter.com/science]


SEE ALSO

[http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/2009/07/twitter-journals-journals-that-tweet.html]

[http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/2009/04/twitter-science-publication-conferences.html]

Twitter Biomedical Journals

[http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2009/08/twitter-biomedical-journals.html]

Please Post Any/All Journal Titles As A Comment On The Blog Entry At

[http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2009/05/scitechmed-journalspublications-on.html]

Thanks A Million !

/Gerry

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mobile Libraries Google Group Established

Lori Bell (Alliance Library System) and Tom Peters (TAP Information Services) have established a new Google Group titled mobilelibraries devoted to "the discussion of ideas, implementations, questions, and discussion about mobile library services"

[http://groups.google.com/group/mobilelibraries]

Language > English

[snip]

Access

  • Anybody can view group content

  • Only members can view group members list

  • People can request an invitation to join

  • Members can create and edit pages

  • Members can upload files

  • Only members can post

mobilelibraries Group e-mail > mobilelibraries@googlegroups.com

Source

[http://groups.google.com/group/mobilelibraries/about]

The Mobile-ized Library | Computers In Libraries | May 2009 |


The Mobile-ized Library / Computers In Libraries / 29 (5) / May 2009


FEATURES

OPACs and the Mobile Revolution / Samuel Liston / 6
Taking Your Library on the Road / Lorette S. J. Weldon / 12
Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians) / Sarah Milstein / 17
Focus on Academic and Research Libraries / Dick Kaser / 34

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Notes > In the Palm of Their Hand / Dick Kaser / 4
Noted & Quoted > Celeste Peterson-Sloss / 28
Tech Tips for Every Librarian > Mobility in and Around the Library / Jessamyn West / 30
Books to Check Out/ John Carr / 32
Online Treasures > The Library for the Mobile Patron / Janet L. Balas / 33
News Desk / Bill Greenwood / 38

[snip]

The Systems Librarian > Moving forward through Tech Cycles / Marshall Breeding / 19
Building Digital Libraries > Thin Client, Meet the Mobile Future / Terence K. Huwe / 22
Libraries in Computers > Connecting Linked Data, OPACs, and Online Exhibits / Daniel Chudnov / 25

Articles in this issue of Computers In Libraries will be available later this month in a variety of formats — Preview, Full Text, Text+Graphics, and Page Image PDF — on a pay-per-view basis .. . [05-17-09]

Source

[http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/may09/index.shtml]

Thanks To The Distant Librarian For The HeadsUp !

Mobile MEDLINE (+): PubMed On Tap

PubMed On Tap is an application for your iPhone or iPod Touch that lets you search PubMed while on the go >>>

Specify fields and search mode, using AND, OR, and NOT logic operato

Specify option to find only articles with Full Text or Free Full Text

E-mail the results as formatted text or an RIS tagged record, ready to be imported into reference management applications like Bookends and EndNote

EZproxy support

Link to Full Text articles that open in Safari or Internal Web Browser (Requires Access Privileges)

Internal Web Browser / Landscape view

Remember/recall recent searches

Navigation between references in the formatted view

Order full-text copies of articles using Loansome Doc Ordering System

>>>Several Screen Prints Available From Reference On Tap At<<<

Format: Software / Date: Mar 2009 / Version: 1.3.1 / License: Purchase / Price: $2.99 / Platform: Mobile / System Req: iPhone or iPod touch /

Source

[
http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=943727]

iTunes Download

[http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301316540&mt=8]

Thanks To The Distant Librarian For The Original HeadsUp !

See Also

References On Tap

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

University of Virginia Library Mobile: Now in Public Beta

Our Web Site, Now Pocket-Sized.


Initial Release Targets Apple iPhone, iPod Touch / April 9, 2009

In an effort to expand access to online resources and services, and in response to technology trends in the community, the U.Va. Library has released a version of the website that is optimized for handheld, web-enabled mobile phones and devices.

The initial release targets Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, which together represent the largest traffic segment based on measurements from around the University (>50%). These visitors are automatically redirected to

[m.lib.virginia.edu]

M.LIB Features

  • Automatic Device & Capability Detection

  • Full Virgo Catalog Search w/ Improved Relevancy

  • Hours & Schedule of Operation / For all Libraries & Facilities

  • Searchable Staff Directory and Department List

  • Aggregated News, Events, Exhibits, and Blogs

  • Text a Librarian Directly from your Phone

A later release, slated for May 2009, will be targeted toward the broadest range of devices available from regional carriers. Examples include handsets from RIM Blackberry, Motorola, Palm, and Samsung.

The Library's Mobile Research Group will encourage participation and collaboration among members of the University community through a series of meetings and sponsored events; information will be made available ... [at]

[http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/mobile/]

Some of the documentation from the project that will be posted to this site include:

  • Design and implementation specifications

  • Project management documents

  • Quality/Test plan

  • Feedback and analytics data

More details about the project can be found at

[http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/mobile/project-plan.html]

Source

[http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/mobile/]

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Current and Future SciTechMed Mobile Apps?

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in learning about Any/All compilations/reviews of currently-available SciTechMed Mobile Apps for Any / All Platforms.

I am also interested in learning about SciTechMed Mobile Apps that you'd like to be created and made available and/or which exist but need improvement(s).

I am also interested in Your Favorite SciTechMed Mobile App(s).

I am interested the use of Mobile Apps in either a small science/technology/medicine Or Big Science/Technology/Medical environment(s).

Please post your recommendation(s) As Comment(s) on This Blog Entry.

Thanks A Million!!!

Regards

/Gerry

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kindle For iPhone App Released

Amazon Kindle is a software and hardware platform for reading electronic books (e-books), developed by Amazon.com subsidiary Lab126, first launched in the United States on November 19, 2007. Two hardware devices, known as "Kindle" and "Kindle 2," support this platform, as does an iPhone application called "Kindle for iPhone."


[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle]

>>What is Kindle for iPhone?

Kindle for iPhone is a free application that lets you read more than 240,000 Kindle books on your iPhone or iPod touch—no Kindle required. Amazon's new Whispersync functionality automatically synchronizes your last page read so you can easily switch between devices and pick up reading from where you last left off.

>>Which iPhones and iPod touches are compatible with Kindle for iPhone?

Kindle for iPhone can be used on any iPhone, iPhone 3G, or iPod touch with Firmware 2.0 or higher installed.

[snip]

>>What can I read on Kindle for iPhone?

The entire selection of books available for reading on Amazon Kindle can also be read on Kindle for iPhone. The Kindle Store contains many of the best sellers from leading publishers around the world. You can also download free book samples from the Kindle store and read the first chapter of a book before you decide to buy.

If you already have a Kindle and Kindle book library, you can access the Kindle books you already own, even if you don't have your Kindle with you. Periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs, and personal documents cannot be viewed on Kindle for iPhone.

>>Can I view my Kindle bookmarks and annotations on Kindle for iPhone?

Whispersync automatically synchronizes your bookmarks and your reading location among devices registered to the same Amazon.com account. When you open a Kindle book you are also reading on another device, you are given the choice to go to the furthest page read if you are further ahead on the other device. This ensures that you can easily pick up where you left off regardless of which device you are using.

Whispersync is automatic and enabled by default. To manually sync when using Kindle for iPhone, tap the center of your screen to activate the toolbar then tap the Whispersync icon (circular arrows at the end of the toolbar).

>>>How do I download and install Kindle for iPhone?

Kindle for iPhone can be downloaded for free in Apple's App store.

[http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=302584613&mt=8]

From your iPhone or iPod touch, choose the App Store icon to search or browse for Kindle for iPhone. If you prefer to use iTunes on your PC, visit the App Store to find and download Kindle for iPhone and then sync the app to your device.

For more information see Installing Kindle for iPhone.

Primary Source

[http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200298470]

>>>Additional Information

Using Kindle for iPhone

[http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200298480]

You Tube Video

Amazon Kindle software on the iPhone and Kindle 2

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9aeH99g-vM]

Non-Exhaustive Selection of Sources For Kindle Content

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle#Non-exhaustive_selection_of_sources_for_Kindle_content]

News Coverage

NYTimes: Amazon to Sell E-Books for Apple Devices

[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/technology/04kindle.html]

Related / UnRelated

WSJ : Amazon to Launch Kindle for Textbooks

[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124146996831184563.html]

NYTimes: Looking to Big-Screen E-Readers to Help Save the Daily Press

[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/technology/companies/04reader.html]

Amazon Introduces Big-Screen Kindle

[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/technology/companies/07kindle.html]

SEE ALSO

Library Purchase/Subscription For Kindle Content?

[http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2009/06/library-purchasesubscription-for-kindle.html]

MobilAP: The Mobile Academic Platform

MobilAP: The Mobile Academic Platform

MobilAP is a web-based, platform for creating interactive conference and classroom experiences. It contains features like question/response, discussion, link sharing and scheduling. The cornerstone of the project is a Mobile Safari based front end that has an optimized experience for users of the iPhone and iPod touch.


This software is being released under a BSD style permissive open source license. Version 0.9 is primarily geared towards uses in conferences. Future development will concentrate on classroom uses including support for student and instructor management, as well as class schedules

Download Version 0.9.8 (Posted May 4, 2009)

View LICENSE

View Vision2020 Mobile Site (view on iPhone or iPod touch for best experience)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Skype for iPhone

Free Skype-to-Skype calls from any WiFi zone / Call phones and mobiles from your iPhone contacts at great rates / See who’s online and send and receive instant messages on the move / Free Skype-to-Skype calls / Sign in to Skype from any WiFi zone and reach friends and family free with Skype-to-Skype calls.

Save money with great value calls to landlines and mobiles / Reach your contacts anywhere in the world at great rates with Skype. You can call phones with Pay As You Go credit or with a subscription you get unlimited calls to landlines (and mobiles in some countries) / See who’s online and instant message them.

Sign in to Skype via 3G, WiFi, GPRS or Edge and see who is online - then instant message them whenever, and wherever the mood strikes.

Source

[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/iphone/]

Most 3G networks should support Skype presence and chat. However, Skype calling is not possible via the iPhone. Please note that data usage costs apply for using Skype over 3G mobile networks, so we recommend an unlimited data plan.

[http://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10062/Can-I-use-Skype-over-3G]

Free Skype App via iTunes Store

[http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-iphone]

Also Available

Skype for the Nokia N800/N810

[http://www.skype.com/download/skype/nokia/]

Skype 2.5 for Windows Mobile®

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windowsmobile/]

Epocrates MobileCME

Free On-The-Go Learning Center For Mobile Devices / Learn and earn CME/CE credits on the go! /Courses available across multiple specialties / Learn from esteemed faculties / Complete a course in as little as 15 minutes! / New courses added frequently

>>>Introduction

Now there’s no need to be stuck at your desk, or attend a far-off seminar, to fulfill your CME requirements / With the MobileCME on-the-go learning center on your mobile device, you can learn something new and receive CME or CE accreditation any time, anywhere! / MobileCME is a convenient, fast, and effective solution to your continuing medical needs ...

>>>Convenient

With the MobileCME learning center on your handheld device, you can stay abreast of important developments in your specialty in your coffee break, while waiting in line at the bank, or even at the barber shop! / If you are interrupted, MobileCME saves your progress so you can return to the course later.

>>>Fast

Our unique learning format, which includes concise articles and Multiple-Choice Questions, is designed to enable busy healthcare professionals to do a complete CME activity on their mobile device in as little as 15 minutes.

>>>Effective

Epocrates is proud to partner with University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia Health System, Massachusetts Medical Society, and other esteemed providers to deliver succinct, topical medical education programs that help you increase your knowledge and expertise while satisfying your CME requirements.

As well as primary care topics, choose from 17 specialty categories that interest you. State-required CME is also available for applicable states.

>>>How Does It Work?

  • Add MobileCME to your Epocrates application for free.
  • Launch MobileCME from your “my” tab and select your preferred specialty areas.
  • Sync to receive CME programs in your chosen specialties.
  • Select an activity and view credit statement, faculty information, and learning objectives for the program before you start.
  • Read the article and then answer multiple-choice questions (if you answer incorrectly, you may view the relevant article section and try again).
  • Sync to send your completed program information to Epocrates.
  • Receive your certificate by email.
MobileCME Frequently Asked Questions

Source

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/mcme/tour/index.html]

Get MobileCME (FREE!) / Currently Available For Windows / Mac Operating Systems [Free Registration Required]

Epocrates MobileCME requires one of the following products on your device:
Epocrates Essentials Deluxe / Epocrates Essentials / Epocrates Rx Pro / Epocrates Rx (Free)

About The Company

Epocrates, Inc. [
http://www.epocrates.com/] develops clinical information and decision support tools that enable healthcare professionals to find answers more quickly and confidently at the point of care.

More than 600,000 healthcare professionals, including one in four U.S. physicians, use Epocrates’ innovative mobile and web-based products to help them reduce medical errors, improve patient care and increase productivity.

The company’s trusted clinical content is developed by physicians and pharmacists and is continuously updated to keep users informed and up to date.

Download Epocrates’ Company Fact Sheet

[
http://www.epocrates.com/company/mediaroom/mediakit/index.html]

See Also

[
http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2009/05/epocrates-rx-free-mobile-drug-and.html]

Mobile Apps For Virtual Learning Environments

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in learning of the availability of mobile apps that interface with any/all Virtual Learning Environments.

As defined in Wikipedia
"A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system designed to support teaching and learning in an educational setting, as distinct from a Managed Learning Environment (MLE) where the focus is on management.

A VLE will normally work over the Internet and provide a collection of tools such as those for assessment (particularly of types that can be marked automatically, such as multiple choice), communication, uploading of content, return of students' work, peer assessment, administration of student groups, collecting and organizing student grades, questionnaires, tracking tools, etc. New features in these systems include wikis, blogs, RSS and 3D virtual learning spaces.

While originally created for distance education, VLEs are now most often used to supplement traditional face to face classroom activities, commonly known as Blended Learning."


The better known systems include Sakai (Open Source), Moodle Open source), Blackboard and WebCT.


BTW: I've just learned that Blackboard released a free application (Blackboard Learn™) for the iPhone/iTouch last month.

>>Institutions<<

"Blackboard Learn for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch is an application that lets users receive notifications of changes and updates to their Blackboard courses and organizations in their iPhone or iPod touch mobile device.

These include updates on new Assignments, Course Content, Study Group updates, Community Discussions, even Grades.


>>End Users<<


See Also

Blackboard Learn™ for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch




If You Use Any Mobile App Or Are Aware Of Such Apps For Any Type Of Virtual Learning Environment, Please Comment On This Blog Entry.

Thanks!

/Gerry

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Epocrates Rx: Free Mobile Drug And Formulary Reference

The free Epocrates Rx software for iPhone OS puts continually updated peer-reviewed drug information at your fingertips.

>>>Overview

Epocrates information has been shown to: Improve patient care and safety / Save time / Enable confident clinical decisions

Our information is developed by clinicians for clinicians, with this edition specifically formatted for iPhone and iPod touch devices.

*Special features include Pill ID, which enables you to identify a pill based on its physical characteristics, plus pill pictures within the drug monographs

Source

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/rx/iphone.html]

>>>Drug Information

Instantly access drug prescribing and safety information for more than 3,300 brand and generic drugs. Search for a drug by name or drug class; then you can review:

  • Adult and pediatric dosing for FDA-approved and off-label indications

  • Black box warnings, contraindications, and cautions

  • Serious and common adverse reactions, and drug interactions organized by clinical category

  • Approximate retail drug pricing for patients paying out-of-pocket

  • Pill pictures within the drug monograph showing you and your patients exactly what each drug looks like

  • Safety and monitoring information, such as pregnancy risk categories, lactation safety ratings, monitoring parameters and therapeutic drug levels

  • Manufacturing information including DEA/FDA status

  • Pharmacology information, including metabolism, excretion, drug class, and mechanism of action
  • Notes section for your personal notes

>>>Pill ID

[snip] With this feature, you can identify a drug based on its physical characteristics such as color, shape and imprint code. Simply select some key characteristics and quickly see a list of drugs that match the criteria, with a convenient visual reference guide.

Tapping on a drug image enlarges the picture, making it easier for you to see any imprint codes found on the drug and thus confirm the match.

>>>Drug Interactions

The powerful InteractionCheck enables you to check for interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time. Potential interactions are organized by category to help you determine the appropriate action.

>>>Tables/Calcs

MedMath - dozens of useful medical calculators, including Pregnancy Wheel and Basal Energy Expenditure

Association guidelines and reference tables

>>>Formulary Information

Epocrates Rx contains up-to-date, detailed formulary information for national and regional healthcare insurance formularies, including all Medicare Part D plans, and provides easy access to therapeutic alternatives / Select and download the insurance formularies you use most often / Quickly check to see which drugs are coveredFind plan-specific details on:

  • Copay tiers

  • Prior authorization requirements

  • Quantity limits

  • Step-therapy guidelines

  • Search for preferred therapeutic alternatives

Source

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/rx/iphone.html]

Epocrates Rx FREE App for the iPhone Available From

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/rx/iphone-instructions.html]

Epocrates Rx Software Also Available For Palm / Win Mobile / BlackBerry / Win Smartphone

Other Epocrates Mobile Software Include Essentials, Mobile Resource Centers and MedTools.

Free and Premium Epocrates Products

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/]

Comparison Of Epocrates Products For Mobile Devices

[http://www.epocrates.com/products/comparison_table.html]

About The Company

Epocrates, Inc. develops clinical information and decision support tools that enable healthcare professionals to find answers more quickly and confidently at the point of care.

More than 600,000 healthcare professionals, including one in four U.S. physicians, use Epocrates’ innovative mobile and web-based products to help them reduce medical errors, improve patient care and increase productivity.

The company’s trusted clinical content is developed by physicians and pharmacists and is continuously updated to keep users informed and up to date.

Download Epocrates’ Company Fact Sheet

[http://www.epocrates.com/company/mediaroom/mediakit/index.html]

See Also

Epocrates Mobile CME

[http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2009/05/epocrates-mobilecme.html]

iPhone/iTouch Support For Mobile Interactive Guide

Press Release / April, 2009 / Ottawa
Flick Software launches IPhone/iTouch support for the Mobile Interactive Guide.

Flick Software today announces the availability of its leading mobile interactive guide software for the highly popular iPhone platform. This marks a key milestone for our solution which has predominantly been only a windows CE and windows mobile solution.

[Mobile Interactive Guide ... offers the advanced capabilities necessary to evolve your visitor experience beyond simply informing into moment-to-moment interactive learning. Modular deployment options, extensive multimedia file format support, and Flick Software’s central content architecture engine provides unsurpassed flexibility and easy content management]

http://www.mobileinteractiveguide.com/

>>See Also<<

[http://www.mobileinteractiveguide.com/broshure.pdf]

[http://www.flicksoftware.com/news/pr_may2006_cstm.html]

[http://www.flicksoftware.com/news/pr_june2006_gm.html]

“We have always designed the product to be pushed across multiple platforms but until the arrival of the iPhone no other platform was offering a reasonable allterantive” says Jason Flick President of Flick Software.

“Our long term goal that this helps us toward is that any user can easily download out client and have a great experience at any venue but that is still a few years away”.

This product leverages both local and server based content and is fully integrated with our content server. The content can be synced over Wifi or via desktop USB links and has been tested for both iPhone and Itouch products. Thus giving our customers the choice of GPS and real-time communications with the iPhone or the more cost effect itouch with it’s much larger on device memory for less.

Flick Software has Android targeted as the next platform for release later in the year, but the customer demand for the Apple products has far exceeded that of any other and we look forward to seeing our customers trialing and scaling deployments of these innovative devices.

About Flick Software Inc.

Flick Software’s mobile software solutions enable its customers to deliver differentiated, high value, and revenue-generating services. Flick Software provides solutions for tourist destinations, software companies, and enterprises with mobile workers.

Source

[http://www.flicksoftware.com/news/pr_april2009.html]

Friday, May 1, 2009

RefWorks Announces Launch Of RefMobile

Bethesda, MD, USA (March, 2009) – RefWorks announced the launch of RefMobile, a new interface that enables students and researchers to use the RefWorks web-based research management service from anywhere, via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs).

The RefMobile interface gives users immediate access to the most commonly used RefWorks functions, including searching their entire RefWorks databases, viewing references by folders, adding and removing references from folders, creating new folders, and adding comments to Notes fields. Users can also efficiently import new references to their RefWorks account using the new SmartAdd feature.

With SmartAdd, users simply enter basic identifying information for a publication, such as ISBN number, digital object identifier (DOI) number, partial title, or author and publication year, and SmartAdd searches the Internet for the reference and import it to RefWorks.

“Researchers and students are increasingly on the go, but need to stay highly productive,” says Colleen Stempien, Executive Director of Operations for RefWorks-COS. “RefMobile puts RefWorks’ world-class research management tools at the fingertips of researchers whenever they need them, wherever they happen to be.”

In 2001, the introduction of RefWorks revolutionized bibliographic management by making it accessible from any web-enabled computer. RefMobile demonstrates RefWorks-COS’ continued commitment to providing world-class research services and support to researchers at every level, in every discipline, everywhere.

View RefMobile screen shots:


Source

UPDATE (07-25-09)

RefMobile Fact Sheet

RefWorks Mobile Webinar (07-29-09 / 08-13-09 / 08-27-09)

RefMobile Site

Interactive Mobile Tutorials

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in learning of the availability of interactive mobile tutorial apps for Any / All mobile platforms.


[I am **not** interested in tutorials about mobile apps] [:-)]

I'm particularly interested in Any/All Interactive Mobile Tutorials that are Educational and/or Library-related, most particularly those relating (but not limited) to Instruction.

BTW: Training Apps Are Also Of Interest As Are Educational Game Apps.

I Welcome Any and All Suggestions/Recommendations As Comments On This Blog Entry.

Thanks!

/Gerry


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