Mobile devices and learning

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Mobile devices and learning

  1. 1. Mobile Devices and Learning Sussex University Designing a GPS course Richard Vahrman, LocoMatrix 7th March 2013
  2. 2. Object: to design a GPS course for teenagers• Week long course• What is GPS?• What is it used for?• Where do you find it?• What can you do with it?• Creating games• See Locomatrix Invisible Buildings esp. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_ embedded&v=8U7L0YKi-bc
  3. 3. Maps• Using maps with GPS• Use for SatNav• Available resources – Google, Open Streetmap• APIs• Tiling
  4. 4. GPS: where else?• Apps like 4Square• Twitter – e.g. #UKSnow• Trip Advisor• Where else?
  5. 5. Coordinates and Haversine• Any point on earth described with 2 coords – lat/long – what do these look like• Calculations=Haversine http://www.movable- type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html• Calculate distance/bearing/midpoint from 2 lat/longs• Destination given distance and bearing• Intersection of paths
  6. 6. Where am I?• Working out the dimensions of your playing area• Creating a simple metal detector program• Creating a grid in a field• Other ideas• Use of other phone features
  7. 7. Assessing the Work• How to do it?• Awarding an Open Badge (Mozilla) http://openbadges.org/en-US/• How this might fit in with other modules

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