TAG | paper map
On the 11th of June, a group of students from the ifgi and some staff members from GL@PrimarySchool conducted another field test in a school around Muenster. The students are involved through the frame of a seminar, which is offered this semester by the GL@PrimarySchool staff. The topic of this seminar is ‘Geospatial learning with OLPC’, in this context, the students planned and conducted some usability tests for the XO-laptops, handheld-GPS and paper maps as well. The group was as well accompanied by 2 guys that were doing some recording for our upcoming GL@PrimarySchool image movie; stay tuned for further news on this. (weiterlesen…)
On Thursday, our plan was to perform some control tests of geocaching using a paper map and try the collaborative geocaching and geotagging using the MESH. It is possible to share both of our games with the neighborhood and search for a geocache or map the school ground as a team. Unfortunately we encountered major problems in establishing a running MESH with all participants, to share the activity. Probably we deleted some individual configuration files while cloning the XOs. Some phone calls with OLPC and some techies helped, but there was another lconing session necessary, which had to wait for the night.
After 3 days of pure burning sun (in the rainy season) it even started to rain so we could take this as an excuse for the failed 1st try and missing pictures. During the rain we stayed in the school library and tried to get things running.
In the mean time we performed the paper map tests and some more single user tests of geocaching and geotagging.