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Are You Wireless? GLITTER Great Lakes Information TechnologisTs for Education and Research Chester Andrews Center for Information Technology Oberlin College Are You Wireless? Topics Seminar style classroom Campus wireless services Demo of Wireless Technology

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are you wireless

Are You Wireless?

GLITTERGreat Lakes Information TechnologisTs for Education and Research

Chester Andrews

Center for Information Technology

Oberlin College

are you wireless topics
Are You Wireless? Topics
  • Seminar style classroom
  • Campus wireless services
  • Demo of Wireless Technology
goals in developing classroom
Goals in Developing Classroom
  • Seminar style classroom
  • More collaborative learning
  • Move from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side”
  • Computers should be unobtrusive, not in the way of teaching and learning.
collaborative effort
Collaborative Effort
  • Center for Information Technology (CIT)
  • Oberlin Center for TechnologicallyEnhanced Teaching (OCTET)
  • Cooper International Learning Center (Language Lab)
  • Audio Visual Department
products used in classroom
Products Used in Classroom
  • Apple iBook with Airport cardhttp://www.apple.com/airport
  • Lucent WaveLan access pointhttp://www.wavelan.com
  • Spectrum Furniture carthttp://spectrumfurniture.com/products/level_3.cfm?prod_line=1&cat=6&subcat=19
security measures
Security Measures
  • Alcove became locking closet
  • Security camera installed
  • Lockable laptop charging cart
  • Permanent Marker numbering on each iBook
software implementation
Software Implementation
  • Brute force installation
  • OS 8.6, Office 98, Mulberry
  • Apple Network Assistant 4.0
    • some software installs
    • file distribution
    • screen sharing
    • direct control of student desktop
classroom results part 1
Classroom Results part 1
  • First semester used by 4 faculty for 7 classes
    • Expository Writing
    • History
    • Computer Science
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint andweb browsing most used apps
classroom results part 2
Classroom Results part 2
  • Software/hardware/network stability not a problem
  • Student acceptance high, depended on faculty comfort
  • Speeds slow for large files, video, etc
campus wireless services
Campus Wireless Services
  • Main Library (including CIT)
  • Conservatory lounge and library
  • Student Center
  • Two largest classrooms
  • Two outdoor areas (Wilder Bowl and Tappan Square)
  • http://www.oberlin.edu/campusmap
campus wireless services13
Campus Wireless Services
  • Cabletron (Enterasys) RoamAbout access points
      • http://www.enterasys.com/wireless
    • 21 access points
    • ~$1200 each (including antennas)
    • $45,000 for project
promoting wireless
Promoting Wireless
  • Promote laptop ownershipnot required, but recommended
  • All bundled with wireless card
  • Sold 40% laptops during BTS
  • Faculty wireless cards on request
the future
The Future

Let the students show us how they will use the technology.

questions and wireless technology demo
Questions? and Wireless Technology Demo

Chester.andrews@oberlin.edu

Linda.iroff@oberlin.edu

Barbara.sawhill@oberlin.edu

http://www.oberlin.edu/cit/glitter2k