mNote: Anywhere, Anytime Classroom
May 1, 2001 - December 1, 2002
The mNote system is a wireless mobile multimedia appliance, a next generation educational tool-kit, combining the traditional chalk-and-board teaching method with the latest wireless ad hoc network technology and multimedia processing capabilities. This allows it to download an instructor's slides or presentation on the spot, capture both the instructor's handwritten notes and the student's comments on fly, and retrieve multimedia lecture content on demand. In addition to this, the mNote system can synchronize a student's private lecture notes with the notes in the public domain including the instructor's notes, slides, and AV record of the lecture. Furthermore, the mNote system integrates a client capability detection module at the server side, which enables the server to provide suitable lecture content according to different client devices.