Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The pilot test, specifications and applications

For the project mentioned in earlier blogposts the following phone specifications were selected:
  • 3G/GPRS
  • Java
  • SMS
  • QVGA display, 320*240 pixels, display not smaller than 2 inches
  • Ability to play MP3 audio and MPEG4 / 3GP video
  • Memory card option, card size e.g. 4 GB Micro SD

Learning material installed on the memory cards or downloaded from the Internet:
  • Study guides in text (TequilaCat, free Java based book reader)
  • Texts in study guides interpreted as voice
  • Narrated slideshows (overviews of learning modules, produced with MS-PPT and Camtasia )
  • Auto corrected quizzes (Mobile Quiz from, results sent by SMS to teacher mobile phone or to Moodle using Moodletxt from Txttools)
  • Movie clips with related material (Open Educational Recourses downloaded from the Internet, saved as mpeg4 on mobile phone memory cards)
The pilot group: