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Using location tools

Noel Davis, e-Learning Adviser


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  • 1. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 1RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learningUsing Location Toolswww.jisc.ac.uk/rsc
  • 2. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 2Using Location ToolsFind a ServiceSocialNetworkingGeo CachingTrack myPartner/KidsPersonalLife
  • 3. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 3Using Location Services Pre use conditions:– Everybody has a tool– Everybody has opted in– Privacy concerns are met– Transfer of any cost involved has been agreed
  • 4. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 4Using Location Services The Technologies available:– GPS– Mobile data, 3/4G etc• Phone mast triangulation either via data, distance or bearing– Wireless• Access point density• Management software in use– Near Field Communication (NFC)• Proximity sensors or physical swipes
  • 5. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 5Using Location Services How can we use it:– Student registration• Inter-site transit monitoring– Student notices• Timetable, assignments, social activities– Activities• Locate, do, Locate, do with a Geo-fence– Payments• Multiple charge accounts
  • 6. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 6Using Location Services Enabling tools:– Janet 3G service– Janet TXT– Janet Certificate services– Good wireless APs and management software– Proximity sensors– Payment systems
  • 7. Noel Davis, E-Learning Advisor (Technical), noeldavis@rsc-south-west.ac.uk June 19, 2013 | slide 7Using Location Services