Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007:
Next Steps for the Web Management Community
Workshop Session

A6: "Portable Devices for Learning: A Whistlestop Tour"

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Portable Devices for Learning: A Whistlestop Tour
Stuart Smith, MIMAS, University of Manchester
We live in a time in which a plethora of portable computing devices are available such as: mobile phones, handheld computers, gaming devices and movie and music players. These devices offer powerful computing power, often on a par with desktop computers of only a few years ago. Additionally, they increasingly have wireless connectivity to the Internet. These devices are in wide spread usage and are considered affordable by many students and academics. The array of portable computing power can be bewildering. This session will look at options available and how they might used by institutions to increase the learning value for students.
Learning Objectives:
Attendees will gain:
  • an overview of the different handhelds devices available and the technologies they employ.
  • idea of how learning materials and information might be made available on these devices.
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Room Requirements:
PC and data projector.
Monday 16th July 2007 from 15:30-17:00
Contact Details
Stuart Smith, MIMAS
University of Manchester
Kilburn Building
Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL
Phone: +44 (0) 161 275 0610 Further information about hcard use and Microformats