Nick Short and Andrew Hagner gave this presentation at the Handheld Learning 2009 conference in October 2009. They described how in Tanzania, the Royal Veterinary College has been working with aid projects and government services to explore the potential of mobile devices. By using the GPS geo-spatial functionality of the newer smart phones it is now possible to accurately track the spread of diseases such as avian flu. Working with the Google Android platform, the team have now developed a set of phone based forms which can capture and transmit key disease data to a central server.
APT STAIRS is an acronym for Appropriate and Practical Technologies for Students, Teachers, Administrators and Researchers.
We are trialling out new web 2:0 technologies across the Bloomsbury colleges, to enhance learning and teaching in further education. We will be working closely with Google Docs in this JISC funded project, until April 2009.