Instructor: Daniel G. Aliaga
Do you like computer graphics? Do you like playing with Tablet PCs? Do you have artistic talents? Do you have a wild imagination? If so, this is the course for you!!!
In this projects course, we develop portable mixed-reality tools with Tablet PCs to assist with classroom learning. In groups of 2 or 3, each group will both build a different program and deploy and evaluate the tool amongst their peers. Permission of the instructors is required.
We preferably use C++ as the implementation language, GLUT/OpenGL for graphics and WinMFC or GLUI for user interfaces. Projects can be built using existing code that is available or can be downloaded. However, keep in mind that using a complex software system requires an initial effort to find your way around in the code.
Tablet PCs are provided for each student in the class.
VideoTag is a personal learning tool that takes advantage of Tablet PCs and multi-modal input to assist the user in organizing their notes and making the best use of what they've recorded. The program aims to efficiently and intuitively search for requested information. In addition, VideoTag analyzes its usage for patterns in order to suggest to the user what information might be critical or even how the note-taker can improve what information they have.
Students: Casey Kolderup, John Ruble, Aaron Shepler
Active Lecture is a program intended to encourage a more bi-directional approach to traditional lectures. By empowering students to collaborate digitally, Active Lecture will change the classroom environment from a one-way lecture into a more interactive learning environment. Students can use Active Lecture to aid their education, and professors can use it to gauge their performance, all while not interrupting a traditional classroom environment.
Students: Alex Cox, David Puplava, Justin Sta