Handheld Slideshow J Heggarty


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An overview of the hardware and software that is available for web apps on handheld devices. Authored by Dr Jonathan Heggarty - Belfast Metropolitan College.

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Handheld Slideshow J Heggarty

  1. 1. Handheld Learning   Dr Jonathan Heggarty Centre Manager - Multimedia
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>What is Handheld Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Handheld Devices </li></ul><ul><li>What Content is Available? </li></ul><ul><li>DIY </li></ul><ul><li>Why Bother? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Learning using mobile computing devices.” </li></ul>What is Handheld Learning?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Netbook & Tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Media Player </li></ul>Smart Handheld Devices
  5. 5. Netbooks <ul><li>Ultra Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Back to the Future? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cloud Computing
  7. 7. Tablets <ul><li>Not quite there yet? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mobile Phones <ul><li>Multimedia Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Data Network/WIFI/GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Web, Mobile Web and Native Apps </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Media Players <ul><li>Anything But iPod </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Media Players <ul><li>iPods </li></ul>
  11. 11. Common Features <ul><li>PMP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIFI/Bluetooth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As media player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Netbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIFI/Bluetooth/GSM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired network access </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What Content is Available? <ul><li>Online Digital Media </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Website/Web Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Native Apps </li></ul>
  13. 13. Online Digital Media <ul><li>Podcasts/Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><li>A series of digital media files (audio or video) </li></ul><ul><li>Released over a period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Downloaded to PMP/Mobile Phone or Computer </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online Digital Media <ul><li>Podcatcher </li></ul><ul><li>A program used to (automatically) download podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Juice, Amarok, iTunes </li></ul>
  15. 16. Online Digital Media <ul><li>iTunesU </li></ul><ul><li>Part of iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Manages, distributes, and controls access to educational audio/video content for college or university students </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts available from many institutions at various levels - for free </li></ul><ul><li>Play on iTunes or handheld iPod/Touch/iPhone </li></ul>
  16. 18. Alternative Repositories
  17. 19. Alternative Repositories
  18. 20. Standard Websites Standard websites on a mobile device
  19. 21. Mobile Websites/Web Apps
  20. 22. Google Mobile
  21. 23. Mobile Websites/Web Apps Websites designed for mobile browsing e.g. www.apple.com/webapps m.howstuffworks.com m.wikipedia.com www.bbc.co.uk/mobile m.google.com m.yahoo.com m.youtube.com m.twitter.com mobile.answers.com webonyourcell.com lookwayup.com touchdictonary.com m.reference.com
  22. 24. Mobile Websites/Web Apps
  23. 25. Mobile Websites/Web Apps
  24. 26. Native Apps <ul><li>Applications that have been coded to run on a particular device i.e. written in a programming language </li></ul><ul><li>Several families of phones now run native apps </li></ul><ul><li>Common apps on all phones </li></ul>
  25. 27. Native Apps As seen on various phone models
  26. 28. iPhone Apps <ul><li>iPhones and iPod Touches run native apps which are available from Apple App Store </li></ul><ul><li>Currently over 110, 000 apps free and paid for apps </li></ul><ul><li>Many apps for education on a wide range of subjects </li></ul>
  27. 29. iPhone Education Apps The education section of the iTunes store
  28. 30. iPhone Apps <ul><li>Apps are available using iTunes on a PC or MAC or by using iTunes on the device itself </li></ul><ul><li>Apps are either free or normally only a couple of pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Many make use of the features of the phone. No Flash! </li></ul>
  29. 31. iPhone Apps Some examples
  30. 33. Example Educational Apps
  31. 34. Android Apps <ul><li>Android was originally written by Google and is used on many mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Apps on the Android Market which is the biggest competitor to Apple App store </li></ul>
  32. 35. Symbian Apps <ul><li>Symbian is a mature open source mobile phone operating system now owned by Nokia </li></ul><ul><li>Apps are available through the OVI Store </li></ul><ul><li>Not as many apps – only a few education apps </li></ul>
  33. 36. Common Native Apps <ul><li>Google Mobile – Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Web Browsers – all can view Mobile and Standard sites </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter and Facebook Client </li></ul>
  34. 38. DIY <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Web Apps/Mobile Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Native Apps </li></ul>
  35. 39. DIY- Podcasts <ul><li>Podcasts can be developed with minimal cost </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS for syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed using VLE, Website or iTunes </li></ul>
  36. 41. DIY – Web Apps
  37. 42. DIY – Mobile Website
  38. 43. DIY – iWebkit
  39. 44. DIY- iWebkit <ul><li>Minimal HTML knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Full manual and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Very fast website generation </li></ul><ul><li>Support for different technologies </li></ul><ul><li>No Apples required! </li></ul>
  40. 45. DIY- iWebkit <ul><li>Downloaded for free from www.iwebkit.net </li></ul><ul><li>HTML and CSS example files easily modified using text editor or WYSIWYG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Very rapid presence with minimal effort </li></ul>
  41. 46. DIY- iWebkit Some BMC examples – shown on an iPhone or iPod Touch
  42. 47. DIY- iWebkit The same sites shown on a PC’s web browser
  43. 48. DIY- iWebkit Touching the screen here
  44. 49. DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this screen
  45. 50. DIY- iWebkit Touching the screen here
  46. 51. DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this screen And touching the image of the building .....
  47. 52. DIY- iWebkit Takes the user to this map ... and contact details will be found by touching here
  48. 53. DIY – Creating Native Apps
  49. 54. <ul><li>Requires an Apple </li></ul><ul><li>Requires the relevant Software Development Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Programming capability </li></ul><ul><li>Requires access to App Store </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Time </li></ul>DIY – Creating Native Apps
  50. 55. DIY – Native Apps Training opportunities exist .....
  51. 56. Why Bother? <ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere, anytime learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar technology </li></ul><ul><li>Reusability </li></ul>
  52. 57. Contact Details <ul><ul><li>Jonathan Heggarty: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tele: 028 9026 5325 </li></ul></ul>