Academic Librarians and iPads Project

iPad screen

A few years ago, I researched how academics at the University of Huddersfield used their iPads for academic practices { teaching, research and administrative tasks}. This research study was funded by the British Educational Research Association {BERA} and its key findings were published in the British Journal of Educational Technology {BJET} – Volume 46, Number 6 issue. You can also watch the short animation video below about the project’s findings.

I wanted to do a follow-up iPad research project and decided to narrow my focus by investigating how academic librarians at the University of Huddersfield use their institutionally-provided iPad mini tablets for academic practices. I interviewed 12 academic librarians between September – December 2015.  I am currently in the process of transcribing these interviews and have completed 4 interviews so far. I plan to blog about this research study’s progress in future posts so watch this space.

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