Are there ways to take the lesson of digital signage at the UBC Farm and apply them to other projects?
Projects can be conceived of and implemented with very low overhead – often using off the shelf components. This allows for almost anyone to conceive of and implement a pilot prolject proof of concept.
It seems that we have so much power to create and implement these days – and perhaps we take it for granted.
For example, we can use ARIS to create Augmented Reality games.
How do we help? We provide a safe place and help facilitate: collaboration, brainstorming, training on tools to create proofs of concept. From these proofs of concept we can iterate and improve.
To help continuous iteration we can make use of analytics and evaluations.
We don’t know what is next – we are constantly being surprised.. But we want to keep abreast of it. Often thebest ideas come from our students and our constituents.
The LFS Learning Centre helps facilitate innovation by creating a culture of constituents.
LFS Learning Centre: UBC Farm Audio Tour
The UBC Farm Audio Tour:A Case Study In UsingDigital Tools to SupportCommunicationsCyprien Lomas & Duncan McHughLFS Learning Centre
The Learning Centre• Supports teaching & learning in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems• Priority on finding open source and accessible digital tools• Bringing storytelling skills to LFS
The Audio Tour• In place to supplement in-person tours• Scripts and some recordings made• Lots of work done by students and interns• Needed to be cleaned up and put on devices• A map and signage were needed as well
Getting the Audio Tour online• Signage allowed for mobile component• Is this something people would use?• There’s no budget,• how do we do this for free?
Google Maps• Very easy to use and good online support• Easy to adjust and share• Allows for enriched media• http://goo.gl/maps/NlIvK
Wikis• Excellent service at UBC• MediaWiki: familiar to many• Easy to scale up• Potential for much more information• http://wiki.ubc.ca/LFS:UBC_Farm_Audio_Tour
QR Codes• Allows for easy mobile access• Provides analytics on use• http://bitly.com/11cHKUA+
Scaling up• Better, more durable signs!• Adding video and photos• Adding stations, reworking some audio
Where do we go from here• Tours of other facilities• Professional web developers• Enhanced devices• Making the most of mobile
How can The LFS Learning Centre help you?• What is the role of The Learning Centre in supporting innovative projects?
A moment not to be missed.• Off the shelf components• Crafted together by a group of people• In a new way laurentbolli
Communication Media• assembled for a purpose• Could have been other media http://arisgames.org
LFS LC role• Collaborative• Brainstorming – no silly ideas• Proficiency with the tools• Proofs of concept• Iterate