Jisc RSC Eastern LRMF Mobile users and handhelds

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Jisc RSC Eastern LRMF Mobile users and handhelds

  1. 1. Thomas Rochford, Jisc Regional Support Centre Mobile Users and Handheld Devices Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 1
  2. 2. Some Issues …. • Users or Devices ? • Moving or Stationary ? 1. What do we mean by ‘Mobile’ ? Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 2 Mobile Users … may wish to access their information from a very wide range of locations and devices. They may not always be Human! Mobile Devices … can be trivially moved, virtually or physically between these locations. These locations may have no geographic co- ordinates, i.e. cloud-based
  3. 3. Some Issues …… • Diversity of Devices • Wearable, driveable, flyable, embedded, handheld and even laptops & desktops • Diversity of Platforms • Android, Apple, Windows • Diversity of Locations • Internet Availability issues • Public vs. Private spaces • Indoors vs. outdoors • Diversity of Accessibility • Permanent vs. Short term. 2. Coping with Diversity Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 3
  4. 4. Focus on two extremes Tesco Hudl • Entry level Tablet (£119) • Well featured (Android 4.2.2.) • Good Build • Good Battery Life Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 4 Android Mini PC (K9, MK809) •Very Cheap (under £40) •Well featured Android 4.2.2 •Needs ‘monitor’, power & input device •Highly customisable
  5. 5. Supporting Diversity »HTML 5 + CSS 3 for Design and Delivery »Javascript for Animation »XML for Data. »Cloud/Web Storage. (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc). »MP4 (video), MP3 (audio). »PNG or GIF (Graphics), JPG (Photos). Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 5
  6. 6. Thank you! Learning Resources Managers’ Forum , Acer St. Ives, 14th March 2014 6 Subscribe to the latest news, events and resources with e-Bytes. bit.ly/ebytessubscribe

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