23 Mobile Things

On the heels of the successful 23 Things for Professional Development program that got librarians around the world actively learning and participating in internet and web 2.0 technologies, Jan Holmquist, Pernille Saul, Stine Grabas and Sigrid Kjøller at Guldborgsund-bibliotekerne developed a 23 mobile things program.

Now Jan Holmquist has collaborated with Mylee Joseph and Kathryn Barwick from the State Library of New South Wales to create an English Language version of the course. The ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ have combined to offer an Australian and New Zealand contingent, that started with an introduction period last week.

While the ANZ group has a timetable for each ‘Thing’, this is all really self-paced learning and a chance for librarians or anyone else to actively engage with 23 mobile things in their own way, but sharing their learning and achievements through social media.

The 23 Mobile Things are:
1. Twitter
2. Taking a photo with a mobile device:  Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat
3. eMail on the move
4. Maps and checking in
5. Photos + Maps + Apps: Historypin / What was there / Sepia Town
6. Video: YouTube and screencasts
7. Communicate: Skype / Google+ Hangout
8. Calendar
9. QR codes
10. Social reading: RSS / Flipboard / Feedly / Goodreads / Pocket
11. Augmented reality: Layar
12. Games: Angry Birds / Wordfeud
13. Online identity: FaceBook and LinkedIn
14. Curating: Pinterest / Scoop.it / Tumblr
15. Adobe ID
16. eBooks and eBook apps: Project Gutenberg / Kindle / Overdrive / Bluefire / Kobo, etc.
17. Evernote and Zotero
18. Productivity tools: Doodle / Remember the Milk / Hackpad / any.do /  30/30
19. File sharing: Dropbox
20. Music: last.fm / Spotify
21. Voice interaction and recording
22. eResources vendor apps
23. Digital storytelling

Given that I’ve already explored most of the things on the list, I’ve volunteered myself over at ANZ 23 mobile things as a mentor and I’ll be writing a blogpost for them on  Photos + Maps + Apps: Historypin / What was there / Sepia Town. No doubt I’ll write something here on each of the other Things as they come up.  I won’t necessarily write in the same vein as learning about them, but I can share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences with them. This week has kicked off with Twitter, and I sure do have plenty to say about that.

Incidentally there is a new ALIA Social Media Group on Facebook that might come in useful, but for the moment I’ve decided that yet another distraction in my life cannot be helpful so I’ve left for the time being.

I’ll be interested to see what comes out of these projects, but it’s good to see people wanting to be engaged, play, and experiment, and I’m tracking  #23mobilethings and #anz23mthings over on twitter.

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