What is Ubiquitous Presenter?
Ubiquitous Presenter (UP) is an outgrowth of University of Washington's Classroom Presenter (CP), a program that uses Tablet PC ink to allow instructors to annotate pre-prepared slides and students to create submissions for in-class activities. UP takes many of CP's features onto the web (using TCP/IP) and extends functionality including supporting student interaction from non-Tablet devices.
- Lectures, including instructors' inking, are archived on the web and can be accessed and replayed after lecture for review.
- Students can interact in (and outside of) class via a browser-based interface. Supporting student interaction in class via ubiquitous devices is a key goal of UP. Current interaction models supported include typed text, inked "drawing" (using a Java applet which supports non-Tablets), and radio-button polling (aggregated in the manner of clicker systems. Cell phones may be using in place of clickers, with students texting their answers to UP.
More can be found here: http://up.ucsd.edu/about/WhatIsUP.html