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PDA Wireless conference

Friday 23 April 2004

University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Organised by:

University of Central Lancashire


Liz Kelly
Conference and Events Management
University of Central Lancashire
Tel 01772 892656
Fax 01772 892977
Email ejkelly@uclan.ac.uk


This conference presents and discusses the rollout out of a campus wide wireless network and the integration of this development into the curriculum using PDAs.


In common with many institutions, the University of Central Lancashire has installed a campus wide Wireless network for ad-hoc student use which has been well received and is widely used. We now wish to integrate this communication mechanism more closely into our service delivery. We are therefore exploring areas of development which would take advantage of this service investment and tailor it into improving curriculum delivery.

One course has chosen to lead a PDA trial and the students have been issued with HP iPAQs and the course delivery modified to take advantage of the on line communications this enables.

A further development underway is the investigation into the extension of provision of the wireless service in the town centre to give further flexibility of access.

· Experience in provision and maintenance of a campus wide wireless network
· Security considerations and experience
· Wireless network performance experience
· Casual user experience on campus
· Report and discussion of the PDA experiment to integrate in the curriculum delivery
· Technological developments

Draft Programme

9.15 – 10.00am Conference Registration and Refreshments

10.00 – 10.10am Welcome

10.10 – 11.10am Wireless Installation
Dave Hopkins
Job Title & Institution

11.10 – 11.30am Refreshment Break

11.30 – 12.30pm Security
Anwar Mahood
Job Title & Institution

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm PDA Trial
Rory Turner
Job Title and Institution

2.30 – 3.30pm Technological Developments
Job Title, HP

3.30 – 4.00pm Question and Answer/Roundup session?

Further Information

Conference Fee
The cost of the conference including refreshments, lunch and all conference papers is £85 plus VAT (£99.88).