Mobile Computing<br />Brian Brown<br />Keith Heimbach<br />KatheSantillo<br />
Development of Mobile Computing<br />Advances in mobile communications, which overflowed into mobile computing, began in t...
History of Mobile Computing Devices<br />	1970's - Xerox researcher, Alan Kay came up with the idea for the Dynabook - fir...
Properties of a Mobile Learning Device in an Educational Setting<br />Personal – Each child has own<br />Portable – Can be...
FORMS<br />“Smart” Phones<br />Laptops<br />Tablets/Convertibles<br />Netbooks<br />Mp3 Players<br />PDAs<br />Handheld Vi...
Changes/Improvements<br />Development of Mobile Processors<br />Smaller computers<br />Extended battery life<br />Storage<...
Costs – Then and Now<br />Early 1980s<br />Osborne 1 (1981) - $1795<br />Executive (1982) $2495<br />Compaq Portable (1982...
Cost Trends<br />Computer Economics reported laptops would outnumber desktops by 2007<br />Laptop sales outnumbered deskto...
Broadband<br />Home Broadband Access<br />Comcast<br />$19.99 - $99.99<br />15mbps - 50mbps<br />Verizon Fios<br />$49.99 ...
Who is using it and how?<br />Health care<br /> In Africa the medical professionals are using mobile technology to remind ...
Who is using it and how?<br />Nearly all professionals , White or Blue Collar, have some use for Mobile technology<br />On...
Is Mobile Technology Successful?<br />Ask most districts who use mobile technology and they will emphatically say “Yes”<br...
Good return on investment?<br />Cell phones and PDAs range in price from free to $250<br />Laptops, Net books, and tablets...
Where does it stand today?<br />Modern mobile technology is a way of life today. Today’s students are often referred to as...
Where does it stand today?<br />“Just as Sesame Street helped transform television into a revolutionary tool for learning ...
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  1. 1. Mobile Computing<br />Brian Brown<br />Keith Heimbach<br />KatheSantillo<br />
  2. 2. Development of Mobile Computing<br />Advances in mobile communications, which overflowed into mobile computing, began in the U.S. military. This wireless capability began as line of sight, increased throughout years as bandwidth and technology improved.<br />Mobile computing doesn't need to be wireless, although most devices are wireless. <br />Original handhelds could only be synced with a docking port or wired connection (USB). <br />The rate of wireless networks have increased due to the increase in mobile computing devices and wireless ability (with wireless cards) Wireless capability has become a distinguishing element of mobile computing.<br />
  3. 3. History of Mobile Computing Devices<br /> 1970's - Xerox researcher, Alan Kay came up with the idea for the Dynabook - first conceptual laptop. Not developed.1975 - first commercially available laptop, IBM 51001979 - GRiD Compass 1101. First with clamshell design. Popular with military and NASA; not successful commercially1982 - Epson HX-20; first laptop w/ all components (screen, keyboard, battery)1984 - Gavilon SC, first to be marketed as a laptop1989 - Macintosh Portable released (First Apple "luggable")1992 - Apple Newton PDA released<br /> 1996 – first Mp3 player, Listen Up, released by Audio Highway2001 - iPod released2002 - commercial tablet PCs released by Microsoft2003-2007 - Palm Treo, Blackberry (7290 & 8700), Dell Axim, Windows Mobile 2003 released2007 - iPhone released2007 - iPod Touch released2007 - Netbooks released2008 – Smartphones released<br />
  4. 4. Properties of a Mobile Learning Device in an Educational Setting<br />Personal – Each child has own<br />Portable – Can be taken anywhere and is quickly available<br />Multimodal - Can handle sound and video, text, spreadsheets, concept maps, animations, etc.<br />Constructive - Accepts keyboard input to enable students to create, design, and build<br />Mobile Modifications - can add educational software<br />
  5. 5. FORMS<br />“Smart” Phones<br />Laptops<br />Tablets/Convertibles<br />Netbooks<br />Mp3 Players<br />PDAs<br />Handheld Video Game Systems<br />MIDs<br />Feature Phones<br />
  6. 6. Changes/Improvements<br />Development of Mobile Processors<br />Smaller computers<br />Extended battery life<br />Storage<br />Megabyte to Terabyte<br />Thumb drives replace floppy drives<br />Power<br />Extended battery life<br />Operating Systems<br />Windows 3.11 was the first to have built-in power management settings<br />Mobile specific innovations<br />Integrated pointing device<br />Fully integrated wireless network adapters<br />
  7. 7. Costs – Then and Now<br />Early 1980s<br />Osborne 1 (1981) - $1795<br />Executive (1982) $2495<br />Compaq Portable (1982) $3590<br />Grid Compass (1982) $8000<br />TRS-80 Model 100 Word Processor Only (1983) $499<br />Today<br />Laptops: $400 - $1800+ <br />Tablets/Convertibles: $500 - $1200+<br />Netbooks: $500 - $,1200+ <br />Mp3 Players: $50 - $300<br />PDAs: $200 - $600<br />Handheld Video Game Systems: $150 - $250<br />MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices): $800 - $1,200+<br />Feature Phones: to $150<br />Smartphones: $50 - $200+<br />
  8. 8. Cost Trends<br />Computer Economics reported laptops would outnumber desktops by 2007<br />Laptop sales outnumbered desktop sales for the first time in May 2005<br />Handheld mobile devices have drastically come down in cost<br />Iphone $599 when it was introduced<br />$299 today<br />Versions with less memory can be purchased for $99 - $199<br />
  9. 9. Broadband<br />Home Broadband Access<br />Comcast<br />$19.99 - $99.99<br />15mbps - 50mbps<br />Verizon Fios<br />$49.99 - $139.95<br />15mbps - 50mbps<br />Wireless Plans<br />Verizon Wireless<br />USB Modems, PC Cards, ExpressCards, MiFi™ 2200, Notebooks or Netbooks<br />$39.99 - $59.99<br />250MB - 5GB<br />Mobile Broadband Connect<br />$10 - $49.99<br /> AT&T Wireless<br />Data Connect<br />200MB -5GB<br />$35 - $60<br />
  10. 10. Who is using it and how?<br />Health care<br /> In Africa the medical professionals are using mobile technology to remind patients to take medication <br />patients can anonymously ask culturally taboo questions about things like aids<br />Banking<br />online banking system in Kenya which had 200,000 new customers in the first month and 1.6 million in the first year<br />Politics<br />President Obama took campaign contributions and announce his running mate using mobile technology<br />News Media<br />Many incidents , such as 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, are first reported by cell phone cameras, CNN refers to these as I-Reports<br />Education<br />One to One computing, with Laptop purchasing programs and many others pushing projects using Personal digital assistants, Cell phones, and Net books.<br />
  11. 11. Who is using it and how?<br />Nearly all professionals , White or Blue Collar, have some use for Mobile technology<br />One of the largest growing numbers of users or Mobile technology is school age children who are being labeled the M- Generation (M- meaning mobile and multitasking)<br />
  12. 12. Is Mobile Technology Successful?<br />Ask most districts who use mobile technology and they will emphatically say “Yes”<br />There is a growing number of school districts who agree.<br />The truth is that the technology is still new and evolving in form and use. There is a shortage of true data reporting to confirm success, but existing data suggest it is very positive and it is growing.<br />
  13. 13. Good return on investment?<br />Cell phones and PDAs range in price from free to $250<br />Laptops, Net books, and tablets range from $400 to $1800<br />At a few ounces to about 3 lbs devices are truly mobile allowing for anytime, any where learning<br />Most students have preexisting experience with these devices. Therefore there is a minimal learning curve<br />Mobile devices , when used for education, <br />Are generally less expensive<br />More mobile and therefore more usable with variety of learning experiences<br />Possess a majority of the same application and programs as traditional Desktops<br />Plus, built in applications such as voice recording, video, Wi-Fi connectivity, and the advantage of preexisting experience of use by the students<br />
  14. 14. Where does it stand today?<br />Modern mobile technology is a way of life today. Today’s students are often referred to as the Mobile generation or M- Generation. Starting as a military concept, modern communication and media has fully embraced the concept and is taking full advantage. Rare is the individual who does not have a cell phone, laptop or similar device to:<br />Talk or text<br /> View media in some form<br /> Connect to the internet<br /> Use the productivity tools <br /> Play games<br /> Applications are growing everyday.<br /> We are really just beginning to see what the possibilities of mobile technology are.<br />
  15. 15. Where does it stand today?<br />“Just as Sesame Street helped transform television into a revolutionary tool for learning among young children four decades ago, advances in mobile technologies are showing enormous untapped educational potential for today’s generation” (Carl Shuler , Pockets of Potential)<br />

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