Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other large marine species are incredibly charismatic. These compelling species act as natural hooks to gain the interest and maintain the attention of students.
We are developing iOS applications as custom digital textbooks to deliver course content, and use these and existing apps to allow students to interact with lessons, data and readings in class and in the field.
University students increasingly interact with information through mobile electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablet computers. We are developing course materials in a way that exploits rich media and mobile devices.
Welcome to the website for the Digital Sea Monsters Project. Here you will find information about the courses were are working on, and details on how we are migrating course content into a mobile applications for handheld computing devices.
At right you will find a list of posts that document our current progress in moving course content into an application for Apples increasingly popular iOS.
This project is a collaborative effort amongst the Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML), the Duke Computer Science Department and the Duke Center for Instructional Technology (CIT). Funds for project equipment, software and student work study provided by JumpStart Grants from the Duke CIT awarded to DUML and the Computer Science Department.