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Jon Trinder


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Jon Trinder presentation at Handheld Learning 2008 Conference, London

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  1. 1. Mobiles in and out of the real world Jon Trinder University of Glasgow jont 15/10/08 1
  2. 2. Outline • About linking physical and virtual • Specific project at Glasgow University
  3. 3. Why? • Work at Glasgow Caledonian • Useful means of visualising status – Eg Server Rooms, Network Loading, Flooding
  4. 4. Existing Bridges • Twitter • Email • Streaming Video • RSS • ?
  5. 5. “Every era of technology has, to some extent,formed education in its own image” (Sharples,Taylor,Vavoula)
  6. 6. Barriers Innovation Prevention Department (aka IT Services etc)
  7. 7. New Technology Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. [Douglas Adams, Peter Guzzardi, Terry Jones, The Salmon of Doubt]
  8. 8. Physical to Virtual www sedgley Follow sedgley on twitter Dohcross Worbridge
  9. 9. Inter-life Where Second Life meets Real Life Victor Lally (University of Glasgow) Brian Canavan (University of Glasgow) Jane Magill (University of Glasgow) Jon Trinder (University of Glasgow) Steve Brindley (University of Glasgow) Evan Magill (University of Stirling) Mario Kolberg (University of Stirling)
  10. 10. What Is Inter-life? The project is investigating the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to support skills development by young people to enhance their management of life transitions. Funded by TLRP and ESRC
  11. 11. What Is Inter-life? Inter-Life offers the opportunity for participants to work together on transition activities in the community, whether they are logged in, or using their mobile device away from the desktop.
  12. 12. Final Thoughts “Manifestly it is better to use simple tools expertly than to possess a bewildering assortment of complicated gadgets and either neglect or use them incompetently” LTC Rolt, 1947 10/20/2008 12
  13. 13. Mobiles in and out of the real world Jon Trinder University of Glasgow jont 15/10/08 13