Fast and Simple Strategies

Apple Inc.’s iPad media appliance promises to deliver even more flexibility with eBooks, digital collections, textbooks and dynamic media from the iPhone/iTunes content ecosystem. Students at San Jose State explored this together in a highly collaborative 10-week schedule. The first half taught students about developing Web pages and interactive applications for the iPad — based on existing iPhone and Touch coding techniques. The second portion tackled the e-book trend and implications for digital collections and the media. This presentation gives an overview of lessons learned in a graduate-level course on the implications and applications for the iPad in libraries.



About Your Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Kemp is faculty in the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University focusing on rich media and emerging technology. He started teaching online in 1999 and wrote eCommerce middleware applications in Cold Fusion starting in 1998. The instructional technology project he cofounded named “Sloodle” connects Moodle and Second Life with PHP. Kemp and his UK counterpart have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding and attracted thousands of participants from around the world. Kemp was awarded “Picture of the Day” on for “Root Canal” and candidate for Picture of the Year for his “Mouse (computing).” His educational channel on YouTube has received over 200,000 views since 2006. He is a doctoral student at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA working on educational and social issues in immersive environments and has master’s degrees from Stanford and Northwestern University.