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LAB@FUTURE Report Summary

Project ID: IST-2001-34204
Funded under: FP5-IST
Country: Greece

Experiment in history

The History Experiment aims at: enhancing traditional approaches and contexts of teaching and learning History by connecting formal and informal settings using ICT-energizing mobile eLearning techniques for implementing educational walks, visits and seminars.

To carry out the experiment students need to have at their disposal equipment, which varies depending on the place the students are located, as follows:
the remote site (e.g. museum):
- Tablet PCs and PDAs connected to Internet
- Access points, to provide access to the Internet through a WLAN
-GSM/GPRS cell-phones to take photos of the exhibits and send them to the Tablet PCs/PDAs through Infrared technology and, thereafter, to a predefined e-mail address (through a publishing mechanism the photos are published at the History Experiment Specific Server).
-Digital cameras to take photos/videos of the exhibits.

At classroom
- 14 workstations with Internet connection

At an observing school
- Workstations with Internet connection.

Through the Tablet and Desktop PCs, students are able to access the History Experiment Specific Server, the LAB@FUTURE Generic Communication and Collaboration Server (GCCS) plus the 3D-chat. All students are able to communicate and exchange messages with each other through the GCCS tools.

Related information

Contact

Maria NANI, ( Software Engineer)
Tel.: +30-210-6743243
Fax: +30-210-6755649
E-mail
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