Technology

The DUCKLING project uses three new technologies to deliver curricula:

E-Readers

The Sony e-reader PRS-505 stores digital books (e-books) and:

  • Is easily portable being small and light
  • Holds approx 160 e-books
  • Has an easy to read screen with no backlight or flicker
  • Plays mp3 and AAC files
  • Displays black and white images and photos

For more information on the Sony e-reader PRS-505 visit:

For more information about our outputs and the resources on E-Readers we have developed visit:

Podcasts

 Podcasts are a series of audio (or video) files that are available for download.  They can be released and downloaded through syndication. Podcasts are:

  • mp3, mp4 or AAC files
  • Easy to download
  • Portable: via an audio/video player
  • Flexible: they can be listend to at any time

For more information about our outputs and the resources on Podcasts we have developed visit:

Second Life

Second Life is a 3D Virtual World populated by Avators.  To use Second Life you need to create an account and download Second Life.  You can then log on and start personalising your Avator. Second Life enables:

  • Virtual face to face meetings
  • Speech and text based chat.
  • Collaboration
  • Simulated real-life scenarios.

For more information on Second Life visit:

For more information about our outputs and the resources on Second Life we have developed visit:

Wimba Voice

Wimba Voice is a discussion board that allows participants to speak, listen and communicate through text.  Situated in the University's VLE Blackboard, Wimba Voice enables:

  • Vocal instruction
  • Colloboration
  • Assessment

For more information on Wimba Voice visit:

For more information about our outputs and the resources on E-Readers we have developed visit:

 

 

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