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  1. Innovative Interfaces Within Reach Educational Media Access & Production (EMAP)‏ TLt Conference, May 2008

  2. Mr. Dave Trottier Mr. Jordan Epp Ms. Carrie Gates

  3. Where are we?Where are we going? Mobile - Cell Phones Mobility revisioned - iPod Touch Video Game Systems - DS Haptic Input Devices - Wii Biometrics - EEG

  4. Cellphones Not just voice anymore Ubiquitous Mobile Communications device Audio / Video device playback / recording / collection Data / Web gateway mLearning, Geomatics Saskatchewan: Land Line 95.5% / Cell Phone 67.9% Canada: Land Line 90.5% / Cell Phone 66.8% http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070504/d070504a.htm

  5. What’s being done- SMS texting Text messaging – txtdrop.com Mobile notes – jott.com Surveys – mobiode.co

  6. What’s being done- Audio Podcasting – GabCast.com interviews, debates sound clip collection, field trip audiobooks, language skills/ESL practice speech presentations poetry slams, ringtone poetry slams assessment, assignments

  7. What is being done- Video Photoblogging – flickr.com Video posting – eyespot.com, jumpcut.com (these two allow editing), youtube.com Documentary work school news digital storybooks

  8. What is being done- Geomatics Marriage of all previous Built in GPS or cellphone triangulation CAERUS Behaviour and context

  9. Cellphones Advantages Data collection tool Organizational tool Automated publication to the web Disadvantages Screen Size Texting as cheating, distraction, prohibited in schools Time required to learn and teach Variety of input devices, so applications must be general Not everyone has one

  10. iPod Touch Interface OSX 1.0 400mhz processor 512MB RAM 8, 16, or 32GB USB 2.0 802.11b/g WiFi Multi-touch display Accelerometer

  11. Safari Web Browser

  12. Web Apps

  13. Remote Buddy

  14. Remote Buddy

  15. iPhone Remote

  16. iPhone Remote Documents

  17. Touchpad Pro 3rd Party Application iPod Touch must be “jailbroken” to install Brings multi-touch capabilities to any mac

  18. Touchpad Pro

  19. Abilene Christian University All freshmen will be provided an iPod Touch ACU mobile web-app Schedules, registration, calendars, to-do lists all accessible

  20. Nintendo DS Dual Screen Video Game Platform with touch interface (stylus or fingers)‏ Built in microphone (speech recognition)‏ stereo audio Repurposed as a small computer through freeware and open source modification IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi wireless communications

  21. Nintendo DSWhat is being done? 70,600,000 units sold as of 03.31.2008 Brainage Schools in Scotland and Japan “Homebrew” is being used to make the system a small computer – flashcard comparison tour guide Disneyland and Museums, enhanced events Rumble pack, Camera, Accelerometer add ons

  22. Nintendo DS Advantages • Actively seek out other ds • Plays video games old and new • Pictochat Disadvantages • Pictochat • Proprietary • Small screens

  23. Wiimote • Bluetooth • IR camera • Accelerometer

  24. EEG EEG stands for electroencephalography Measures brainwave activity in left and right sides of the prefrontal cortex Non-invasive IBVA model is inexpensive and easy to set up Early research stages Exciting prospects

  25. Types of Brainwaves Measured by EEG Image courtesy of IBVAhttp://www.ibva.co.uk

  26. Examples Brainballhttp://www.tii.se/touchingtheinvisible/brainball.html EEG Gameshttp://webideas.com/biofeedback/neurofeedback/andhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,269155,00.html Luciana Haill’s EEG musical compositionshttp://www.myspace.com/lucianabrain Photoreadinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvwEWIg4RS4

  27. Clinical uses Brain activity studies Epilepsy testing Prosthetics control Monitoring anesthetic effects Behavioural research (ADD, ADHD)‏ Hypnotherapy Sleep Studies

  28. What else is being done? Gaming Interface Sports training Interactive art Music Composition Meditation and Relaxation Self Awareness and Personal Development

  29. How could this be used in education? Teaching focus and mental alertness Stress therapy Non-competitive team building skills Visual art and music Sports training Interface for differently abled students Photoreading research Virtual presence enhancement Open research question

  30. Advantages Realtime feedback of brain activity Teaches self control, concentration, focus Gives greater insight into the self and mental processes Excellent training for study, relaxation, and concentration Inspires creativity Many possibilities for discovery and innovation

  31. Disadvantages Delicate equipment Starting price is $1700 per unit Specialized programming knowledge (Max/MSP/Jitter and IBVA)‏ Few educational programs offered yet

  32. 3 Things to look up Brainball Luciana EEG Games

  33. Thank you ! Educational Media Access and Production (EMAP)‏ University of Saskatchewan Room 25 Education Bldg. 28 Campus Drive Saskatoon SK S7N 0X1 Phone: 966-2500 www.emap.usask.ca