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Saturday, November 24

  1. page 2. GlobalNet ICT Pty Ltd edited ... The functionality of the technology met and exceeded our requirements, notwithstanding that th…
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    The functionality of the technology met and exceeded our requirements, notwithstanding that the trial is still in its infancy. We tied the mobile applications to our database back-end. This meant that we could link QR tags to rich media (such as how to grow blueberries) but we could then ask the learner to take a photo and a short video of specific plants in their context and to upload them to our repository using the application. We could also ask them questions about what they had experienced to get their input and feedback - making the system more akin to a learning and assessment application than just a straight QR tagging system.
    What the school wanted to do
    The kids using the system. (note that we only asked in this video for them to answer questions - not to upload video, audio or images - which is also possible. The reason for this was bandwidth issues. Even though the school had ADSL, it was heavily used which restricted the available bandwidth that we had access to.
    Are there any additional functions/features that you would like that the current technology did not have? Why?
    There is one enhancement that we will incorporate into the application in the near future and that is the ability to play video full screen on both platforms. One of the issues that we faced was playing video clips (such as youtube or vimeo video clips) but still keeping the application as the driving vehicle rather than pushing out youtube or vimeo directly which means that in some cases, the user has to open the application again. We know that this is possible, but time constraints have pushed this into the next phase of our development.
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    Teachers have indicated that they will use this technology beyond the trial. The ability to provide targeted and contextualised learning through QR and RFID Tagging to the student on mobile platforms that includes video, images and text and provides the ability for the student to respond is a valuable resource for schools and educators. Teachers noted that it's important that connecting physical objects to learning is easy and seamless and having students use their Ipods, Iphones, Ipads and Android devices to connect with the learning provides both familiar technology and ease of use.
    It was noted that content development is an issue as school resources are already stretched and implementing QR and RFID tagging will inevitably mean that more time and effort will be required into developing appropriate content.
    o whether they would recommend the educational use of the technology to others
    Feedback to be provided when schools return back from Holidays
    - Any general quotes from students/staff/trainers or statistics about their experience using the technology
    Feedback to be provided when schools return back from Holidays.
    Links to learner videos
    Facebook page images
    Learner photos
    Learner feedback will be provided on this wiki by the 20th of July 2012.

    Resources
    Please list (and where possible, attach) the resources used in your trial to enable the use of the technology/s in your trial
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Friday, November 23

  1. page 2. GlobalNet ICT Pty Ltd edited ... Did the technology/s functions/features meet the requirements of your trial? Why? The functio…
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    Did the technology/s functions/features meet the requirements of your trial? Why?
    The functionality of the technology met and exceeded our requirements, notwithstanding that the trial is still in its infancy. We tied the mobile applications to our database back-end. This meant that we could link QR tags to rich media (such as how to grow blueberries) but we could then ask the learner to take a photo and a short video of specific plants in their context and to upload them to our repository using the application. We could also ask them questions about what they had experienced to get their input and feedback - making the system more akin to a learning and assessment application than just a straight QR tagging system.
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    the school thinkswanted to do
    Are there any additional functions/features that you would like that the current technology did not have? Why?
    There is one enhancement that we will incorporate into the application in the near future and that is the ability to play video full screen on both platforms. One of the issues that we faced was playing video clips (such as youtube or vimeo video clips) but still keeping the application as the driving vehicle rather than pushing out youtube or vimeo directly which means that in some cases, the user has to open the application again. We know that this is possible, but time constraints have pushed this into the next phase of our development.
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    For general enquiries about the National VET E-learning Strategy, please contact:
    Secretariat of the Flexible Learning Advisory Group
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    Email: flag_enquiries@natese.gov.au Website: flexiblelearning.net.au
    New Generation Technologies for Learning
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  2. page 2. GlobalNet ICT Pty Ltd edited ... Did the technology/s functions/features meet the requirements of your trial? Why? The functio…
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    Did the technology/s functions/features meet the requirements of your trial? Why?
    The functionality of the technology met and exceeded our requirements, notwithstanding that the trial is still in its infancy. We tied the mobile applications to our database back-end. This meant that we could link QR tags to rich media (such as how to grow blueberries) but we could then ask the learner to take a photo and a short video of specific plants in their context and to upload them to our repository using the application. We could also ask them questions about what they had experienced to get their input and feedback - making the system more akin to a learning and assessment application than just a straight QR tagging system.
    (Link to Video)What the school thinks
    Are there any additional functions/features that you would like that the current technology did not have? Why?
    There is one enhancement that we will incorporate into the application in the near future and that is the ability to play video full screen on both platforms. One of the issues that we faced was playing video clips (such as youtube or vimeo video clips) but still keeping the application as the driving vehicle rather than pushing out youtube or vimeo directly which means that in some cases, the user has to open the application again. We know that this is possible, but time constraints have pushed this into the next phase of our development.
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    Bluetooth: Not required
    Messaging services: Not required
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    standards, see
    http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/technical_standards/mobile_platforms.php
    Developing the apps - what you need:
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    Our third rejection was due to having links that didn't resolve. We required actual contact and privacy details on our website as Apple DOES NOT accept trial applications. So we had to develop all that.
    We're still waiting on Apple with the fourth attempt.
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    guidelines here:
    https://developer.apple.com/appstore/resources/approval/guidelines.html - note that it requires a login to view these. And... there's a lot of them :-)
    The back-end
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    GlobalNet ICT Pty Ltd
    e-mail: chris.toselli@globalnetict.com
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    Strategy contact information
    For general enquiries about the National VET E-learning Strategy, please contact:
    Secretariat of the Flexible Learning Advisory Group
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    Email: flag_enquiries@natese.gov.au Website: flexiblelearning.net.au
    New Generation Technologies for Learning
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Monday, September 17

  1. page Media Releases edited 17 September 2012 - 2012-2013 Emerging Technology Trials Announced 20 August 2012 - Emerging Tec…
    17 September 2012 - 2012-2013 Emerging Technology Trials Announced
    20 August 2012 - Emerging Technology Trials in the Sydney Morning Herald
    2 August 2012 - Augmented Reality Enhances Training
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Tuesday, September 11

Sunday, August 19

  1. page Media Releases edited 20 August 2012 - Emerging Technology Trials in the Sydney Morning Herald 2 August 2012 - Augment…
    20 August 2012 - Emerging Technology Trials in the Sydney Morning Herald
    2 August 2012 - Augmented Reality Enhances Training
    9 July 2012 - Funding Announcement: Trials of Emerging Technologies 2012 - 2013
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Monday, August 6

  1. comment 4. TAFE NSW eLearning Hub comment added FYI Paul, I amended this URL to open in a new window
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    FYI Paul, I amended this URL to open in a new window
    11:30 pm
  2. page 4. TAFE NSW eLearning Hub edited ... For more information see the detailed rationale. LOCO was developed and beta tested in 2011, …
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    For more information see the detailed rationale.
    LOCO was developed and beta tested in 2011, and the user feedback has been very encouraging. LOCO was an Australian regional finalist in the 2011 Learning Impact Awards.
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    we have:
    established sustainable mechanisms for installation and support,
    rolled out the product more extensively and worked to embed the product in teacher practice,
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    Implementing the technology
    Technical development
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    release 0.8.3.
    Some of the features developed during the trial period include:
    A validation scheme for user input.
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    A more detailed consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of these choices may be included in the developer's guide as it is further developed.
    Interfacing with other systems
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    affected LOCO.
    Moodle has undergone a major version change recently, from version 1 to version 2. During this change, the Moodle quiz module, which LOCO is most concerned with, has been rewritten. Some of the things that have affected LOCO because of the change are:
    A new method of embedding files in the XML has meant that the code required to parse XML imported from Moodle has changed. On the plus side, this new embedding method seems to present the opportunity to embed file types other than images, and to import multiple files per question.
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