Mobile devices and learning - talk and tasks

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My talk plus tasks for creating the module


1. Mobile Devices and Learning Sussex University Designing a GPS course Richard Vahrman, LocoMatrix 7th March 2013 2. Aim: Create a GPS learning module Week long course Maybe 12-13 year olds 3. Thinking Behind This Lots of modules appearing on the web Think Khan Academy Think MOOC Think the module we will design 4. What this Opens Up Learning for life Individual learning An end to curricula But 5. Raises a few questions What about the teachers More towards mentoring Learning towards apprenticeships Learning towards volunteering And what of the universities 6. So if we are learning modules How do we assess? Open Badges Whats 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. 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. And a recap of previous Follows slideshow sent earlier 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 embedded&v=8U7L0YKi-bc 10. Maps Using maps with GPS Use for SatNav Available resources Google, Open Streetmap APIs Tiling 11. GPS: where else? Apps like 4Square Twitter e.g. #UKSnow Trip Advisor Where else? 12. Coordinates and Haversine Any point on earth described with 2 coords lat/long what do these look like Calculations=Haversine http://www.movable- Calculate distance/bearing/midpoint from 2 lat/longs Destination given distance and bearing Intersection of paths 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. Assessing the Work How to do it? Awarding an Open Badge (Mozilla) How this might fit in with other modules


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