Saturday, October 30, 2010

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010

Title: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010 (ID: ERS1006)

Author(s): Shannon D. Smith (EDUCAUSE) and Judith B. Caruso (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Introduction by: Joshua Kim (Dartmouth College)

Topics: Cloud-based tools, CMS and LMS, Communication, Course Management Systems, Handheld and Mobile Computing, Social Networking, Student Engagement and Interaction, Student IT Competencies, Students

Origin: Research Studies, ECAR (10/22/2010)

Type: Articles, Papers, and Reports

Abstract: Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We ask students about the technology they own and how they use it in and out of their academic world. We gather information about how skilled students believe they are with technologies; how they perceive technology is affecting their learning experience; and their preferences for IT in courses.

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010 is a longitudinal extension of the annual 2004 through 2009 studies. It is based on quantitative data from a spring 2010 survey of 36,950 freshmen and seniors at 100 four-year institutions and students at 27 two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input from 84 students at 4 institutions; and review of qualitative data from written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to exploring student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and skills with respect to information technologies, including ownership and use of Internet-capable handheld devices, the 2010 study also includes a special focus on student use of social networking websites and web-based applications.

Citation for this work: Shannon D. Smith and Judith Borreson Caruso, with an introduction by Joshua Kim. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010 (Research Study, Vol. 6). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2010.

Source And Links To  Full Study  / Key Findings  / Roadmap  / Survey Instrument  / Table of Contents Available At



Who Are Today’s Students? A Closer Look at The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010

ELI Web Seminar, November 1, 2010 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT); runs one-and-a-half hours


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Mobile Applications In Libraries" > Invited Presentation > 4th Rizal Library International Conference > Ateneo de Manila University > Manila, The Philippines > October 21 2010

Session 2. Libraries and Mobile Technologies


The number of Filipinos with Internet access is expected to increase nearly 15-fold, from 2 million subscribers in 2000 to an estimated 29.7 million by the end of this year ( The Philippines has also seen a substantial increase in the use of mobile services for a similar period. By early 2009, there were 73 million users, significantly more than the 6 million in 2000. In 2008, the mobile market increased more than 25% and more than 20% in 2007. As of March 2009, 80% of its population were subscribers (

Credit: Mr. Juan Gallardo Moreno
Ateneo de Manila University / Rizal Library
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Excluding highly-penetrated markets, the Asia-Pacific Region has experienced similar substantial growth and is recognized as the fastest- growing telecommunications market in the world, with annual increases greater than 20% and total regional annual growth above 30% (

Within this context, we will review the ever-increasing variety of mobile-based data and information products and services, profile select mobile initiatives undertaken by academic and research libraries worldwide and consider actual and potential mobile-based services for the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. We will conclude with a brief review of select mobile outreach initiatives.


> The Context
> Mobile Devices
> Mobile Services
> Mobile Applications
> Ateneo de Manila University
> Outreach
> The Mobile Future Is Now
> Resources


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90+ Slides

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150+ Slides
Conference Page And Links To All Presentations / Photos / Participants List Available At


!!! > I Am Most Grateful To Lourdes T. David, Director, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Campus, For Her Kind Invitation To Present And Most Appreciative Of The Rizal Library Staff For Their Efforts And Hospitality < !!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Library Mobile > 3 > 'A' Is For 'Android'

The Third  > New Column > 'A' Is for 'Android' > Searcher v. 18 no. 7 (September 2010) p. 7-11.

"Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middlewareand key applications that use a modified version of the Linux kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance"  [].


While Google's Nexus One [] may be the most well-known of the Android phones, the HTC Dream  [] , released in late October 2008, was the first phone to run the Android operating system. The Nexus One is manufactured for Google by the HTC Corp. (Taiwan) and became available in early January 2010.

As of mid-April 2010, nearly 50 makes and models ofAndroid phones were available, forthcoming, or anticipated. Android-based phone manufacturers include BlackBerry, Dell, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharpe, and Sony- Ericsson. The top- ranked phones include Google Nexus One, Motorola DROID A855, HTC DROID Eris, Samsung Moment M900, Motorola CLIQ, Samsung Behold II t939, T-Mobile G1, myTouch 3G, and the Motorola Devour A555.

In addition to smartphones, the Android operating system has been, or will be, installed on tablet computers, e-readers, and other devices.


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Saturday, October 9, 2010

ELPUB 2011 > Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies > June 22-24 2011 > Istanbl, Turkey


Smart phones and tablet computers such as iPhone and iPad have not only increased the pace of digital publishing but also fueled sharing digital information instantly in textual, audio and video formats through social networks. It is projected that mobile data traffic will grow 40 times over the next five years and that more people will, by 2013, access the Web from their mobile devices than from their desktop computers. Mobile technologies could “push digital publishing past tipping point by 2014,” as people are using digital magazines and journals much more often than their print equivalents.

“Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies” will be the main theme of the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 22-24, 2011. ELPUB2011 will bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss digital publishing and mobile applications along with their implications for scholarly communication, information services, e-learning, e-businesses and digital cultural heritage sector. Digital publishing software and applications for mobile devices will be highlighted along with the integration of their functional capabilities such as location awareness with digital resources. Methods by which digital content can be repurposed for mobile devices and mobile users will also be discussed, as they have different browsing, reading and viewing habits.

We welcome research papers from members of the communities whose work are transforming the nature of digital publishing, scholarly communication, mobile technologies, and mobile information services. We also welcome practical papers and case studies dealing with various aspects of the main theme of the conference. Main topics include (but not limited to) the following:

Digital Publishing and Mobile Applications

■Digital publishing and mobile technologies (Smartphones, tablet computers, PDAs, etc.)
■Digital publishing, Web 3.0 and mobile applications
■Digital publishing and location aware mobile devices
■Mobile operating systems, applications and browsers
■Digital publishing, mobile standards (HTML5, etc.) and interoperability

Digital Publishing, Libraries, Archives and Museums

■Digital publishing and information services in libraries, archives and museums
■Intelligent digital publishing software
■Self-service digital publishing
■Digital publishing platforms in libraries, archives and museums
■Innovative business models for mobile digital publishing
■Mobile distribution of e-contents and e-books in libraries, archives and museums
■Adobe digital publishing in libraries, archives and museums

Scholarly Communication and Mobile Information Services

■Mobile scholarly communication
■New scholarly constructs and discourse methods for mobile communication
■Repurposing digital content for mobile devices
■Bringing digital content to mobile users
■Mobile information management
■Personalization of mobile information management
■Mobile information literacy
■Information seeking behaviors of mobile users
■Integration of location awareness with digital resources
■Mobile advertising and mobile commerce
■Mobile use of e-journals, e-zines, blogs, wikis, etc.
■Digital magazines and digital magazine portals
■Mobile e-book readers
■Interactive magazines
■Mobile mashups

Social Networks and Mobile Technologies

■Mobile devices and social networks
■Mobile video
■Protection of mobile data
■Identity management and mobile devices
■Digital rights management and mobile technologies

Mobile Learning and Digital Cultural Heritage

■Mobile learning
■Mobile access to digital cultural heritage
■Digital re-discovery of culture
■Digital museums and exhibitions
■Mobile Europeana

Mobile Information Organization and Retrieval

■Mobile information retrieval
■Metadata and mobile devices
■GIS and mobile information retrieval
■Location aware search and retrieval
■Mobile information retrieval and Semantic Web
■Information architecture and mobile content design
■Information granularity and digital objects
■Organization of content generated by mobile users
■Usability and m-libraries
■Usage and impact of digital content

Contributions are invited for the following categories:

■Research papers (up to 10 pages; please use the template in the conference web site)
■Posters (up to 3 pages; please use the template in the conference web site)
■Extended abstracts (a minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1,500 words; please specify it as “extended abstract” using the template)
■Tutorials (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
■Workshops (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
■Demonstration (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)

Student papers and posters are also welcome.

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review and acceptance by the international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings book and indexed in A&I services. Accepted abstracts will be extended to full papers and published online only. Final versions of all the works will be available online and archived at: .


Important Dates

■December 6, 2010: Opening of submissions of full-text papers and extended abstracts.
■January 10, 2011: Deadline for submission of full-text papers and extended abstracts (in all categories).
■February 14, 2011: Notification of acceptance of submitted papers and extended abstracts
■March 21, 2011: Deadline for submissions of all final papers in camera ready form.

Conference dates and location: June 22-24, 2011, Istanbul (European Capital of Culture 2010)

Conference Host: Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

General Chair: Ya┼čar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, Ankara, Turkey, tonta at
Programme Chair: Ana Alice Baptista, University of Minho, Portugal. analice at