Seeing the Wood For the Trees The Challenges of mobile device logging

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  • Seeing the Wood For the Trees The Challenges of mobile device logging

    1. 1. Seeing the Wood For the Trees The Challenges of mobile device logging Mr J.J.Trinder, Dr S.Roy, Dr J.V.Magill University of Glasgow [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]
    2. 2. The Projects <ul><li>To investigate: Mobile Computer Aided Assessment using PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>Discover if the PDAs actually Used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.... If so, what for and when? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Data Collection… <ul><li>Automatic logging on PDAs to give accurate usage information  </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of Logs Relied on Students :-( </li></ul>
    4. 4. What we found.... <ul><li>Students not very co-operative </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can be disruptive to its users </li></ul><ul><li>Students _not_ as techno savvy as they may appear or claim </li></ul><ul><li>Data Analysis ...needs interactive tool </li></ul>
    5. 5. Screenshots from Graaf
    6. 10. Another View….
    7. 11. Another View….
    8. 12. Open questions <ul><li>How do we identify “useful” applications from usage patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we detect interaction with other learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>Why do “users” hide information </li></ul><ul><li>Are students fed up with being guinea pigs (even 1 st years ) </li></ul>

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