mLearning Resources

06 WAP 2.0

WAP 2.0 All answers
WAP is an open international standard which aims to facilitate the use of the Internet through mobile phones and PDA devices. WAP 1.0 was not a success. WAP 2.0 seems to be much more promising. It enables the use of internet and push services through mobile phones and PDA devices at reasonable cost. It also supports the use of RSS feeds.

Advantages
Reasonable priced mobile internet services. Information is transferred in packets over the network at affordable costs.

Disadvantages
Service providers and content producers need to develop small scale display modes suitable for portable devices.


WAP 2.0 as a Facilitator for mLearning (Updated after the Questionnaire)
The potential to use WAP 2.0 was evaluated in the ViCaDiS Project as follows:

  1. Web browsing with Mobile Devices
  2. Secure Login to Web Pages, Learning Environments and Social Web Services
  3. Web Based Calendar and Calendar Activities
  4. RSS Feeds from Calendar Activities
  5. Timed Messages from Calendar Activities
  6. RSS-feed for WAP 2.0 Services

WAP 2

The potential and probability of use is on reasonable high level in questions 1-5 and in questions 6 on moderate level.

Lets spread the results in a normalised diagram (description) to see how answers are related to each others.

WAP 2N

All the aspects are very relevant. The first development activities should concentrate on:

  • Secure Login to Web Pages, Learning Environments and Social Web Services
  • Web browsing with Mobile Devices
  • Web Based Calendar and Calendar Activities
  • Timed Messages from Calendar Activities
  • RSS Feeds from Calendar Activities

RSS-feed for WAP 2.0 Services was not evaluated so high as the other aspects. One reason for that might be, that the concept of RSS was not explained in the questionnaire support site. Lets do it now: RSS.

On YouTube you can find also a video clip about RSS

Commenting/Discussion subjects

  • What kind of Open Source or cost effective WAP 2.0 services / solutions are available?
  • What kind of features should be considered in educational use of WAP 2.0?
  • Do you have positive/negative experiences related to educational use of WAP 2.0?
  • How would you develop educational use of WAP 2.0 on a very limited budged? Can you name actionable first steps for development?
  • What are the implications for ViCaDiS Work Packages?

Go to: ViCaDiSmTechnologyQuestionnaire SMSMMSWAP DRM PoCVoIPNFCGPS/AGPS
Participate discussions and commenting at the end of this page!


The ViCaDiS Project has been funded by Lifelong Learning Programme 2007 – 2013 and by 10 partners in 6 countries.
LLP

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1 Comment »

  1. Additional info:
    – WAP Tutorial, Introduction to WAP http://www.w3schools.com/wap/wap_intro.asp

    Comment by Lauri Kurkela — Monday, February 11, 2008 @ 10:37 am | Reply


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