I’ve posted before about using mindmaps as a navigation surface for course materials , or as way of bootstrapping the generation of user annotatable mindmaps around course topics or study weeks. The OU’s XML document format that underpins OU course materials, including the free course units that appear on OpenLearn, makes for easy automated generation of secondary publication products . So here’s the next step in my exploration of this idea, a data sketch that generates a Freemind .mm format mindmap file for a range of OpenLearn offerings using metadata puled into Scraperwiki.
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Mscape is a mobile media gaming platform under development by Hewlett Packard that can be used to create location-based games . [ 1 ] The Mscape platform is flexible. HP encourages developers to use Mscape to create not just games, but also informational guides to points of interest, imaginative stories about places, and practical information about worksites. [ 2 ] Mscape makes a player's GPS location an element of the gameplay. Events in a game are triggered by a player's location, and the player interacts with a game by moving from place to place. Mscape is used to create mediascapes, interactive experiences made up of video, audio, images, and text. Mscape stores the digital media files in a structure that associates them with positions from a GPS system. Players play mediascapes on a Windows Mobile device, such as a mobile phone or a PDA, that's GPS enabled.
What is mscape? mscape is the code name for a new prototype technology from HP Labs. mscape authoring software and the mscape player enable people to design and play location-based experiences called mediascapes with friends, family and others, anywhere in the world. And www.mscapers.com is THE place for sharing and downloading mediascapes on your GPS-enabled Windows Mobile devices. Check out the games, guided tours and location-based experiences available today. You might just get ideas about what kind of mediascapes you want to create. What are mediascapes?
AppFurnace Player is a utility app for the playback of PIRLS on the iPhone & iPad (3G and above). PIRLs are experiences ‘Played In Real Life’ that typically take advantage of the iPhone’s GPS, Compass, or Camera. A GPS-driven tour of a visitor attraction, or a GPS Drawing tool are both examples of PIRLs.
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