Technologies

POV (Point of View) camera with live broadcast streaming (Looxcie 2)


Dr Zagami is exploring to use of POV cameras for POV recordings of consultations, interviews, activities and live POV broadcasts of conference and professional development events with vox pop interviews and commentary. Dr Zagami is researching the usefulness of POV recordings from the lecturers perspective to supplement lecture recordings, particularly where the Flipped approach results in substantial Q&A with students instead of slide presentation.

EVO@AU Video Conferencing  (Enabling Virtual Organizations)


Dr Zagami is exploring the use of the SeeVogh video conferencing technology on AARNET provided by EVO and EVO@AU the Australian Research and Academic Community for free for academic use. EVO uses a Java based client KOALA to provide a cross platform multi user video conferencing solution that also allows phone, Skype and H3.32 (H2.64 and H2.39 in the Beta) and SIP video conferencing bridges. In 2013 EVO transitioned into a paid video conferencing service.

VotApedia lecture polling 


Dr Zagami is exploring the use of an audience response technology provided by the CSIRO for free for academic use. VotApedia is an audience response system that doesn't require issuing clickers or need specialist infrastructure but uses mobile phones, tablets or laptops for students to respond via phone, SMS or a web interface.

BuzzTouch App development


Dr Zagami is exploring the use of the BuzzTouch App development environment for rapid creation of iPhone and Android Apps for courses, workshops, conferences etc. While still requiring the Android SDK and XCode environments for compiling and an online service (Android marketplace or iTunes) for publishing, it provides a RAD environment for the initial stages that can be done by students and staff, with final compiling and publishing completed by support staff.

Appsbar App Development

Dr Zagami is exploring the use of the Appsbar App development  for rapid creation of iPhone and Android Apps for courses, workshops, conferences etc. 

AR Drones (Parrot)


Dr Zagami is exploring the use of flying drones that can transmit video back to an iPhone/iPad. Educational augmented reality applications and student or teacher remote telepresence are two areas he is researching.


Group Map Concept Mapping Collaboration


Dr Zagami explores the use of shared concept and mind mapping tool to promote 
concept development and communication of ideas towards a shared understanding of concepts

Makerbot 3D Printing


Dr Zagami is exploring the use of 3D printers in technology education and the ability of students to design and create plastic objects.