Are You Wireless? Chester Andrews Center for Information Technology Oberlin College   GLITTER Great Lakes Information Tech...
Are You Wireless? Topics <ul><li>Seminar style classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Campus wireless services </li></ul><ul><li>Demo...
Goals in Developing Classroom <ul><li>Seminar style classroom </li></ul><ul><li>More collaborative learning </li></ul><ul>...
Collaborative Effort <ul><li>Center for Information Technology (CIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Oberlin Center for Technologically ...
Products Used in Classroom <ul><li>Apple iBook with Airport card http://www.apple.com/airport </li></ul><ul><li>Lucent Wav...
Security Measures <ul><li>Alcove became locking closet </li></ul><ul><li>Security camera installed </li></ul><ul><li>Locka...
Software Implementation <ul><li>Brute force installation </li></ul><ul><li>OS 8.6, Office 98, Mulberry </li></ul><ul><li>A...
 
 
Classroom Results part 1 <ul><li>First semester used by 4 faculty for 7 classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expository Writing <...
Classroom Results part 2 <ul><li>Software/hardware/network stability not a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Student acceptance hi...
Campus Wireless Services <ul><li>Main Library (including CIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatory lounge and library </li></ul>...
Campus Wireless Services <ul><li>Cabletron (Enterasys) RoamAbout access points  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.enter...
 
Signal Testing Diagram
Promoting Wireless <ul><li>Promote laptop ownership not required, but recommended </li></ul><ul><li>All bundled with wirel...
Campus Wireless Results <ul><li>Stay Tuned… </li></ul>
The Future  <ul><li>Let the students show us how they will use the technology. </li></ul>
Questions? and Wireless Technology Demo <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] edu </li></ul><ul><li>[e...
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  1. 1. Are You Wireless? Chester Andrews Center for Information Technology Oberlin College GLITTER Great Lakes Information TechnologisTs for Education and Research
  2. 2. Are You Wireless? Topics <ul><li>Seminar style classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Campus wireless services </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of Wireless Technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals in Developing Classroom <ul><li>Seminar style classroom </li></ul><ul><li>More collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Move from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side” </li></ul><ul><li>Computers should be unobtrusive, not in the way of teaching and learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collaborative Effort <ul><li>Center for Information Technology (CIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching (OCTET) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooper International Learning Center (Language Lab) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Visual Department </li></ul>
  5. 5. Products Used in Classroom <ul><li>Apple iBook with Airport card http://www.apple.com/airport </li></ul><ul><li>Lucent WaveLan access point http://www.wavelan.com </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum Furniture cart http://spectrumfurniture.com/products/level_3.cfm?prod_line=1&cat=6&subcat=19 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Security Measures <ul><li>Alcove became locking closet </li></ul><ul><li>Security camera installed </li></ul><ul><li>Lockable laptop charging cart </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Marker numbering on each iBook </li></ul>
  7. 7. Software Implementation <ul><li>Brute force installation </li></ul><ul><li>OS 8.6, Office 98, Mulberry </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Network Assistant 4.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>some software installs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>screen sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>direct control of student desktop </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Classroom Results part 1 <ul><li>First semester used by 4 faculty for 7 classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expository Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web browsing most used apps </li></ul>
  9. 11. Classroom Results part 2 <ul><li>Software/hardware/network stability not a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Student acceptance high, depended on faculty comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds slow for large files, video, etc </li></ul>
  10. 12. Campus Wireless Services <ul><li>Main Library (including CIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatory lounge and library </li></ul><ul><li>Student Center </li></ul><ul><li>Two largest classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Two outdoor areas (Wilder Bowl and Tappan Square) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oberlin.edu/ campusmap </li></ul>
  11. 13. Campus Wireless Services <ul><li>Cabletron (Enterasys) RoamAbout access points </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.enterasys.com/wireless </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 access points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~$1200 each (including antennas) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$45,000 for project </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Signal Testing Diagram
  13. 16. Promoting Wireless <ul><li>Promote laptop ownership not required, but recommended </li></ul><ul><li>All bundled with wireless card </li></ul><ul><li>Sold 40% laptops during BTS </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty wireless cards on request </li></ul>
  14. 17. Campus Wireless Results <ul><li>Stay Tuned… </li></ul>
  15. 18. The Future <ul><li>Let the students show us how they will use the technology. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Questions? and Wireless Technology Demo <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] edu </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oberlin.edu/cit/glitter2k </li></ul>

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