In 2009 the Georgia Department of Education began to offer grants for schools to "pioneer the use of “handheld computing” to see if it engages students better than traditional book-and-paper methods." Does this mean the next net gen -- perhaps even the current net gen -- expect to access and display all online resources for their classes on their smartphone/ipod touch/netbook? Emory Libraries conducts annual surveys of users, such as this one in 2009, to better understand user needs and expectations. Please participate or let us know at any time, e.g., by logging in and posting a comment here or by emailing me.
Read more about the Georgia program in an article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Submitted by Tim Bryson, December 17, 2009.
In the Blog
- A Beautifully Illustrated Book in the Seydel Collection
- The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Medical Formulas from the Reed Family
- New tech e-books:Safari Books Online
- The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Resurrection City Street Signs
- The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Ralph McGill's Paper Bag Letter
- Sisyphus: Patron Saint of the Stacks
- Cake Sprinkles, Cigarettes, Pasta, and Rusty Razor Blades: Preservation Challenges in MARBL
- The Extraordinary World of MARBL: Robert E. Lee's Socks
- Poetry as Conversation: Recent Additions to the Anthony Hecht Papers
- Atlanta's Own: Sadye Harris Powell