Curating a Resource: Ipads in Higher Education
I curated a resource, Ipads in Education, with a focus on Higher Education. I used Libguides, as a curating resource; this is a popular webpage and curating resource used by many libraries across the country, including Boise State, and my library, Messiah College. I curated a page through this resource on ipads in education. My major topics were: tips, review of apps, news, pilot projects, research, books, and other curated websites.
I also evaluated the page based on the evaluation criteria defined by my classmates last week.
- Question and verify. Because most of the sources used were academic and professional sources, it was easy to verify the information.
- Credibility. The information is credible; I used resources from reputable sources. News sources were evaluated and chosen based on author’s knowledge.
- Relevance towards topic at hand. All resources were relevant to the topic of ipads in education .Most resources, though not all, were specific to higher education.
- Consider commenting to establish context. I commented or summarized resources, except for brief news stories.
- Inclusion of multiple media platforms, in addition to text. Resources were books, journal articles, websites, blogs, and online news stories.
- Value (to user). I found these resources valuable.
- Value (Monetary). The resources that review apps could save the user money when the user purchases apps with positive reviews.
- Audience. The audience is other educators with an interest in using ipads for academic purposes.
- Is the resource fun and/or easy to use. I hope that this curated resource is easy to use and well-organized.
- Usefulness. I hope this resource is useful to busy educators.
- What problem does this resource solve. This resource brings together disparate items about ipads in education in one place: from books to scholarly articles to other curated resources to news stories.
- Information is current (not out-of-date). All the information is 2010 or later.
- Unique. The information are from different websites except for “Apps in Education” and “Ipads and Education”. The Ipads and Education links to a broad useful website, which the Apps is a specific page on this website.
- Authority and reputation of the source. All sources were reputable; many were well-known universities.
- Purpose. The purpose of this page is to curate resources that are of interest to educators who wish to integrate ipads into their higher education setting.
- Bias. Many of the Ipad webpages have a pro-ipad bias.
- Depth of coverage. Besides news stories, these pages include in-depth and scholarly information.
- Website domain. Most resources were from .edu or .org domains. News and books were from .com.