Jisc rsc-yh-june-10-portable-networks-v2

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Jisc rsc-yh-june-10-portable-networks-v2

  1. 1. Portable networks for mobile learning Trevor Collins Knowledge Media Institute The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Portable temporary WiFi networks </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing photos on a network </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming video over a network </li></ul><ul><li>Making VoIP (phone) calls over a network </li></ul><ul><li>Designing and developing practical learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate use of mobile technology to support learners </li></ul>
  3. 3. Portable temporary WiFi networks <ul><li>Enabling Remote Activity project </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: Improve access to geology fieldwork courses </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: Portable temporary WiFi network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid deployment; instantly share photos; live video streams; high quality audio </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What geologists need to see
  5. 5. Example activity: Sketching
  6. 6. Voice <ul><li>Problem based learning approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor as a facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop interpretation and reasoning </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Video
  8. 8. Example: Howick Haven (Aug’09)
  9. 9. Portable network services <ul><li>Sharing photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi + Web server + WiFi camera + Web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Streaming video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi + IP camera + Web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making VoIP phone calls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi + Voice server + Voice client(s) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. P ractical learning activities <ul><li>Portable communications toolkit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos, video, voice and other data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How could this support your teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote access to difficult to reach locations… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting and sharing photos… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Appropriate use of technology <ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul>
  12. 12. Further information <ul><li>Enabling Remote Activity project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable WLAN and Backhaul trials (JANET) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/jawlan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable VoWLAN (JISC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/era/vowlan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Email: Trevor Collins <t.d.collins@open.ac.uk> </li></ul>

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