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[school-discuss] WHDs in K-12 & FOSS Software for Evaluation and Inquiry


That's a great question. On one hand, there are WHDs that are great
for their FOSS platforms... on the other, one has to consider what
WHDs are most popular in schools, and so would be the most like to
support adoption.

I'll run the idea past a couple people here at school, as they've just
completed a grant based on exploring WHDs in curriculum. See the
Wireless Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning initiative, linked
http://gseacademic.harvard.edu/~hdul/whd-overview.htm .

I'm not a serious programmer myself, but I have experience in
developing curriculum and interweaving pedagogy and technology... so
it would be a very interesting project, I think.


On 5/3/05, Les Richardson <les@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would be interested in doing something like this. What kind of wireless
> handhelds?
> Les Richardson
> Open Admin for School
> On Tue, 3 May 2005, David Crusoe wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Would anyone happen to know if there are open source WHD (wireless
> > handheld device) packages for testing and classroom assessment? If
> > not, would anyone be interested in collaborating to build this?
> >
> > For example, see ETS's "Classroom Wizard" package: it's expensive
> > (really expensive!) stuff, and quite useful. FOSS could make some
> > powerful inroads in the classroom through WHDs...
> >
> > --dave
> >
> > HGSE / Tie Ed.M Candidate
> >