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  • Session reference
  • recently released “Making mobile learning work” publication is a series of up-to-date case studies edited by John Traxler and Dr Jocelyn Wishart.I find one aspect of mobile learning Multimedia can be Extending
  • Wishart, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • these examples from the case study it is worth pointing out that this study was conducted using PDA devices between 2044-2009 and the issues that arose have largely been resolved for newer smartphones (things like access to email and the rarity of the devices making users uncomfortable).
  • Reference the interest now? Growth in devices and capabiltities
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  • 1. Making use of Multimediawith Mobile DevicesZak Mensah / JISC Digital Media@zakmensah / @jiscdigital
  • 2. Context-aware mobile learning means thatlearners at a specific location or venue, forexample standing in front of a painting ortree, can automatically access progressivelymore background material in the form of audio,video, quizzes and interactions to enrich theirunderstanding and experience of the place orevent.
  • 3. Still images (including graphics)Moving images (video)Audioebook filesAnimationtext 3D
  • 4. Handheld mobile devices in initial teacher training • accessing course documentation • just-in-time acquisition of knowledge from the web; • acquisition of science information from e- booksP37 Wishart, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • 5. Handheld mobile devices in initial teacher training • data tables and encyclopaedias; • organising commitments, lesson plans and Timetables; • recording and analysing laboratory results; • recordingP37 Wishart, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • 6. Handheld mobile devices in initial teacher training • pupil attendance and grades; • capturing images eg. of experiments and • demonstrations for redisplay to reinforce pupil • Knowledge;P37 Wishart, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • 8. Smartphone / Feature phoneEbook readersTabletsLaptopWalkman/ipod/other brands
  • 9. Types of multimedia supportedStill imagesVideo (user-generated, youtube etc)Audio (music, voice over, podcasts)Ebook formats (pdf, epub)
  • 10. IOS IPHONE SUPPORTAudio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store),HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible EnhancedAudio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV Video recording, HD (1080p) up to30 frames per second with audioH.264 video up to 1080p, High Profile level 4.1 withAAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz,stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profilewith AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 framesper second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .docand .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers(Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (MicrosoftPowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx(Microsoft Excel)
  • 11. Android3GPP (.3gp), and MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4a). ADTS raw AAC (.aac, decode only, ADIF notsupported, Android 3.1+). HE-AACv1 (AAC+) • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) • AMRNB • • 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz 3GPP (.3gp) AMR-WB • • 9 rates from 6.60kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s sampled @ 16kHz 3GPP (.3gp) FLAC • (Android 3.1+)Mono/Stereo (no multichannel). Sample rates up to 48 kHz (but up to 44.1kHz is recommended on devices with 44.1 kHz output, as the 48 to 44.1 kHzdownsampler does not include a low-pass filter). 16-bit recommended; no dither appliedfor 24-bit. FLAC (.flac) only MP3 • Mono/Stereo 8-320Kbps constant (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR) MP3 (.mp3) MIDI • MIDI Type 0 and 1. DLS Version 1 and 2. XMF and Mobile XMF. Support for ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody Type 0 and 1 (.mid, .xmf, .mxmf). Also RTTTL/RTX (.rtttl, .rtx), OTA (.ota), and iMelody (.imy) Ogg Vorbis • Ogg (.ogg) PCM/WAVE 8- and 16-bit linear PCM (rates up to limit of hardware) WAVE (.wav) Image JPEG Base+progressive JPEG (.jpg) GIF • GIF (.gif) PNG • • PNG (.png) BMP • BMP (.bmp) Video H.263 • • 3GPP (.3gp) and MPEG-4 (.mp4) H.264 AVC (Android 3.0+) • Baseline Profile (BP) 3GPP (.3gp) and MPEG-4 (.mp4). MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+) MPEG- 4, 3GPP (.3gp) VP8 (Android 2.3.3+) WebM (.webm)
  • 12. Blackberryanimated GIF, TIFF, BMP, JPEG, PNG.GIF,AAC-LC, AAC+, eACC+, .asf, Windows® Media, Audio, .avi, MP3, .mp4, .m4a, AAC-LC, AAC+, eACC+, .mov, AAC- LC, AAC+, eACC+, AMR-NB, .wma, H.264, MPEG4, H.263, Windows Media Video, AVI, MPEG4, MP4, M4A, H.264, MOV,
  • 13. • VIDEO Mpeg4 (h264)• AUDIO AAC or MP3• IMAGES JPEG /PNG
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  • 15. Multimedia ebooks
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  • 17. Recording audio with mobile Live demo
  • 18. Recording audio with mobileReduce background noiseCorrect position the micAlways do a test recordingPosition mic between yourself and intervieweeApply normalisation - email to self and use audacity / miner
  • 19. Recording video with mobileGet close to speakerTripod or blu tek / keep steadyVariety of shots/anglesFilm person not PPT
  • 20. ThanksZak Mensah @zakmensahJISC Digital Media
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