Health and Wellness on the Go: Mobile Resource Options

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Friday, April 6, 2018

Primary contact information...
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library / University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1105 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City OK , 73117
United States
Shari Clifton is the primary contact.
Phone: 405-271-2285 x48752
Fax: 405-271-3297
Region: South Central

Description: The options for mobile health and wellness resources can be overwhelming. This asynchronous online course is designed to assist staff members/volunteers in public libraries/tribal libraries/literacy programs find, evaluate, and use mobile applications.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
Continuing Education Experience: None
CE Contact Hours: 3
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services, Information Systems and Technology
Subject: Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Technology/Systems
Course Type: e-Learning, Specialization

Educational Objective: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: Describe the variety of mobile resource options; Identify authoritative mobile resources focused on health and wellness for consumers; Use tools to select and evaluate mobile apps.


Module 1 - Background and Overview

10 minutes	What mobile resource(s) focused on health/wellness do you, or your patrons/customers use? (sharing/self-disclosure via Padlet activity)

20 minutes	The Impact of Mobile Health (video / reflection via Minute Paper exercise)

30 minutes	Mobile Resources - Definitions & Context (hands-on exercises)

Module 2 

30 minutes	Identifying and Using Mobile Optimized Web Sites (hands-on exercises)

30 minutes      Resources for Locating Mobile Apps (hands-on exercises)

Module 3

20 minutes	Evaluation Tools for Mobile Apps (hands-on exercises)

35 minutes	Finding the Right App for a Health/Wellness Need (hands-on exercises)

5 minutes	Reflection & Evaluation

Need for This Course: This course is a pilot project to deliver requested content in an online, asynchronous model to participants in the Bird Library's Health Information Specialists Program. Now in its fourth year, the Health Information Specialists Program targets staff members/volunteers in public libraries/tribal libraries/literacy programs and provides opportunities for participants to complete requirements for the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Through feedback and interactions with current and past participants, more information about mobile apps and mobile optimized resources has been identified as an area of interest. In addition, participants have requested alternative methods for course delivery to complement the series of in-person, hands-on courses offered each year.

The instructional methods used include Sharing/Self-disclosure and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: Course materials will include objectives; agenda; resource lists and evaluation tools for mobile resources; and hands-on exercises. Exercises will be submitted to the course faculty for feedback.

Facility Requirements: Participants will need Internet access and a web browser. A personal mobile device will not be required for the completion of any course exercises.