Jisc rsc-yh-june-10-portable-networks-v2

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  • 1. Portable networks for mobile learning Trevor Collins Knowledge Media Institute The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • 2. Overview
    • Portable temporary WiFi networks
    • Sharing photos on a network
    • Streaming video over a network
    • Making VoIP (phone) calls over a network
    • Designing and developing practical learning activities
    • Appropriate use of mobile technology to support learners
  • 3. Portable temporary WiFi networks
    • Enabling Remote Activity project
    • Challenge: Improve access to geology fieldwork courses
    • Solution: Portable temporary WiFi network
      • Rapid deployment; instantly share photos; live video streams; high quality audio
  • 4. What geologists need to see
  • 5. Example activity: Sketching
  • 6. Voice
    • Problem based learning approach
      • Practical problems
      • Tutor as a facilitator
      • Develop interpretation and reasoning
  • 7. Video
  • 8. Example: Howick Haven (Aug’09)
  • 9. Portable network services
    • Sharing photos
      • WiFi + Web server + WiFi camera + Web browser
    • Streaming video
      • WiFi + IP camera + Web browser
    • Making VoIP phone calls
      • WiFi + Voice server + Voice client(s)
  • 10. P ractical learning activities
    • Portable communications toolkit
      • Photos, video, voice and other data
    • How could this support your teaching and learning?
      • Remote access to difficult to reach locations…
      • Collecting and sharing photos…
  • 11. Appropriate use of technology
    • Costs
    • Benefits
  • 12. Further information
    • Enabling Remote Activity project
      • Website: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era
      • Wiki: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/wiki
      • Portable WLAN and Backhaul trials (JANET)
        • Blog: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/jawlan
      • Portable VoWLAN (JISC)
        • Blog: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/vowlan
    • Email: Trevor Collins <t.d.collins@open.ac.uk>