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Connecting IT Education to the Physical World using Smartphones. David Starobinski, ECE/ENG Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference March 26, 2010. IT Curriculum. Computer Architectures. Programming Languages. Algorithms. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Connecting it education to the physical world using smartphones

Connecting IT Education to the Physical World using Smartphones

David Starobinski, ECE/ENG

Boston University

Instructional Innovation Conference

March 26, 2010


It curriculum

IT Curriculum

Computer Architectures

Programming Languages

Algorithms


Us bureau of labor statistics

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase by 21 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.

  • By 2015, more than 75 percent of the jobs will require workers with special skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Computer software engineering

Computer Software Engineering

Traditional View

Modern View


Smartphone

Smartphone

  • Mini laptop/netbook

  • +….

  • Powerful sensors

Motion (Accelerometer)

Location (GPS)

Camera

Microphone

Compass


Smartphone sensing apps

Smartphone Sensing Apps

Remote Health Care (AirStrip)

Smart Energy (Google PowerMeter)


Curriculum innovation

Curriculum Innovation

  • Smartphone programming assignment

  • Developed by IdanWarsawski (BS, Eng ‘12) and Hongchang Wu (MS, Eng ’10)

  • Offered in EC 441 (Intro to Computer Networking)


Android socket

Android Socket


Main screen

Main Screen


Finger paint app

Finger Paint App


Sensor app

Sensor App

  • Shaking of a phone causes the paired phone to vibrate


Smart transportation

Smart Transportation

  • T-Nav Senior Design project

  • Subway arrival predictor

  • Developed by AbinAjayakumar (Eng ‘09), Moses Chen (Eng ‘09), NaelMusleh (Eng ‘09), Chris Ogorzalek (Eng ‘09), Patrick Raspante (Eng ‘09).


T nav social networking gps

T-Nav: Social Networking + GPS


T nav graphical user interface

T-Nav: Graphical User Interface


T nav graphical user interface1

T-Nav: Graphical User Interface


Summary

Summary

  • Smartphone is a disruptive technology

    • Sensing capabilities enable rich interaction with the physical word

  • Inter-disciplinary:

    • Computing

    • Engineering

    • Physical and life sciences

    • Health care

    • Sociology…

  • Lots of opportunities


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