Clinical PDAs : Handheld Technology, Applications, and Practical Implementation in Healthcare Education Robert B. Trelease, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Associate Director, Instructional Design and Technology Unit Dean’s Office, UCLA School of Medicine Handheld Generations I:
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Clinical PDAs : Handheld Technology, Applications, and Practical Implementation in Healthcare Education
Robert B. Trelease, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and
Instructional Design and Technology Unit Dean’s Office, UCLA School of Medicine
Syncing can use:
There is NO direct access to files on the PDA from the syncing computer!
Document Readers (use “DOC” PDB files) TealDoc, AportisDoc, iSilo, MobiPocket, HandHeldMed Reader
Document can be prepared with standard programs (e.g., Word) and converted to PDBs (e.g., with a Word filter or MakeDocW.exe)
DOCs can contain internal links and indexing
Some DOC readers multifunction (e.g., iSILO handling HTML)
DOC PDBs can be downloaded from Web sites for loading at synchronization
What is it?
Client- and server-side software for downloading and “clipping” content from Web servers AND interacting with online databases through Web Uis. AvantGo can be used with PalmOS, Pocket PCs, and RIM Blackberry 2-way wireless email ‘pager’ devices
What’s on the Client side?
A streamlined, graphics-capable PDA Web browser (offline AND online) and workstation sync software (“Channels Manager”) that downloads Web pages filtered by the AvantGo Server
What’s on the Server side?
A modified Apache Web server that maintains a database of user- selected URLs and delivers this selected content to Clients at synchronization
How do I get AvantGo?
The free (“public’) Client software is downloadable from www.avantgo.com. Some PDAs ship with it. Commercial (“Enterprise”) Server and Client software can be purchased from AvantGo
What’s kind of content can the public AvantGoClient deliver?
Basic text and graphics Web pages, including tables and menus, but NO FRAMES; standard HTML, ASP, and Cold Fusion pages
What else is included in the Enterprise AvantGo client?
Built-in Pocket Office Programs
More font choices and real estate for eBooks
Entering Notes (Memos) with Keyboard
Handwriting Recognition Instead of Grafitti
Pocket Internet Explorer
Pocket Internet Explorer: Exported Powerpoint lecture slides
Sound and Vision: MP3, WAV, WMA, ASF, MPEG4 formats supported
Convenient High-Speed Networking
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