developing group has recently became a pioneer in the field of
mobile learning in energy technology. As it is widely known,
recent developments in technology have created the possibility
for people to learn anywhere, at anytime, through the use of
mobile devices. Thus, it was decided to ensure that CompEduHPT
was compatible with Pocket PC.
Currently, a pilot test with 10
Pocket PCs' is ongoing. In this test, students have been given
Pocket PCs' with the required software, wireless and Bluetooth
connection capabilities and access to WebCompEdu (online and
offline). The first phase of this pilot test will run from
September 2005 until December 2005.
One possible important application
of the combination between WebCompEdu and mobile devices could
be in the lifelong learning perspective. To provide education to
graduated or experienced people, who require information on
specialized topics and need to fit this in their regular working
schedule, is currently an important challenge. The advanced
search functions in WebCompEdu and the possibility to quickly
access small, specialized topics in energy technology can become
a niche application for lifelong learning.