Social Mapping of Rooms on Campus

Teaching Room

I want to create an app so that students and staff can get directions  and see images of the furniture and equipment in a teaching room before going to the room. However, I don’t want to make it myself (that would be too easy!), I want to create a social project in which students and staff can be involved and upload their own photos and comments. Thing is, I don’t know how to do it. So I’ve just posted this message to the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) forum. I’ll report back here how things progress and if you have any suggestions, please post a comment.

Friday afternoon challenge

I want to create an application to work on smartphones (and PCs) that will allow the students and staff to search for any room on our campus, see images of the room (what equipment and furniture is present etc.) and get directions to that room.

Our e-learning team could probably do this themselves very quickly, but I think it would be fun to create a social project which involves students and staff uploading their own images.

I have also toyed with the idea of allowing users to post comments about rooms (e.g. always cold, good acoustics, no blinds, nice bright projector etc.), though I guess uploads will have to be moderated to avoid inappropriate images and comments finding their way into it.

I am thinking about using Xerte Online Toolkits as my ‘container’ and online social spaces (flickr? google drive?) as repositories and to provide feeds into Xerte, but I haven’t really thought it through yet. It will be important to keep it very simple for the users to add their images/comments.

So my Friday afternoon questions is this: How would you do it?

(or perhaps you’ve already done it?)

Bob

 

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