Wireless All the Way: User's Feedback on Education
Through Online PDA's
Petra Wentzel and Patris van Boxel
Technological advances in mobile computing devices and wireless
internet promise to revolutionise the delivery of educational materials.
We report on the process of developing a series of geoinformatics
course modules which ultimately will be distributed in a wireless
learning environment. In the early stages of the project, students
were involved to discuss their current use of mobile technologies
(mobile phones, laptops,…) and reflect on the potential of
GPRS/GPS-enabled pocket PC's both for private use and study/fieldwork.
The educational demands placed on the delivery of time/place independent
course materials and the specific issues with regards to the use
of mobile devices in fieldwork are the focus of this presentation.
Keywords: wireless fieldwork, wireless course
design and delivery, user feedback, pda's