Mobile Devices and Learning           Sussex University        Designing a GPS course     Richard Vahrman, LocoMatrix     ...
Aim: Create a GPS learning module• Week long course• Maybe 12-13 year olds
Thinking Behind This• Lots of modules appearing on the web• Think Khan Academy  https://www.khanacademy.org/• Think MOOC• ...
What this Opens Up•   Learning for life•   Individual learning•   An end to curricula•   But …
Raises a few questions•   What about the teachers•   More towards mentoring•   Learning towards apprenticeships•   Learnin...
So if we are learning modules• How do we assess?• Open Badges• What’s needed to get the badge?• C.f. Martial Arts• Create ...
A Scenario• LocoMatrix asked to create game for Innocent• No capacity but wants to recruit• Look for a badge match – GPS, ...
And a recap of previous• Follows slideshow sent earlier
Object: to design a GPS course for                 teenagers•   Week long course•   What is GPS?•   What is it used for?• ...
Maps•   Using maps with GPS•   Use for SatNav•   Available resources – Google, Open Streetmap•   APIs•   Tiling
GPS: where else?•   Apps like 4Square•   Twitter – e.g. #UKSnow•   Trip Advisor•   Where else?
Coordinates and Haversine• Any point on earth described with 2 coords –  lat/long – what do these look like• Calculations=...
Where am I?• Working out the dimensions of your playing  area• Creating a simple metal detector program• Creating a grid i...
Assessing the Work• How to do it?• Awarding an Open Badge (Mozilla)  http://openbadges.org/en-US/• How this might fit in w...
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Mobile devices and learning - talk and tasks

  1. 1. Mobile Devices and Learning Sussex University Designing a GPS course Richard Vahrman, LocoMatrix 7th March 2013
  2. 2. Aim: Create a GPS learning module• Week long course• Maybe 12-13 year olds
  3. 3. Thinking Behind This• Lots of modules appearing on the web• Think Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/• Think MOOC• Think the module we will design
  4. 4. What this Opens Up• Learning for life• Individual learning• An end to curricula• But …
  5. 5. Raises a few questions• What about the teachers• More towards mentoring• Learning towards apprenticeships• Learning towards volunteering• And what of the universities
  6. 6. So if we are learning modules• How do we assess?• Open Badges• What’s needed to get the badge?• C.f. Martial Arts• Create learning pathways – if you liked this, you might like…• And in order to study this, you need A and B first
  7. 7. A Scenario• LocoMatrix asked to create game for Innocent• No capacity but wants to recruit• Look for a badge match – GPS, games, Flash Builder• And general rounded character• At interview we can click on badges to get our interview questions
  8. 8. And a recap of previous• Follows slideshow sent earlier
  9. 9. Object: to design a GPS course for teenagers• Week long course• What is GPS?• What is it used for?• Where do you find it?• What can you do with it?• Creating games• See Locomatrix Invisible Buildings esp. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_ embedded&v=8U7L0YKi-bc
  10. 10. Maps• Using maps with GPS• Use for SatNav• Available resources – Google, Open Streetmap• APIs• Tiling
  11. 11. GPS: where else?• Apps like 4Square• Twitter – e.g. #UKSnow• Trip Advisor• Where else?
  12. 12. Coordinates and Haversine• Any point on earth described with 2 coords – lat/long – what do these look like• Calculations=Haversine http://www.movable- type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html• Calculate distance/bearing/midpoint from 2 lat/longs• Destination given distance and bearing• Intersection of paths
  13. 13. Where am I?• Working out the dimensions of your playing area• Creating a simple metal detector program• Creating a grid in a field• Other ideas• Use of other phone features
  14. 14. Assessing the Work• How to do it?• Awarding an Open Badge (Mozilla) http://openbadges.org/en-US/• How this might fit in with other modules

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