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Title:MiProfiler: Evaluation Tool of 802.11 Infrastructure Readiness for Mobile Learning Communities
Author(s):Rachwalski, Andrew; Sridhar, Anjali; Nahrstedt, Klara
Subject(s):Evaluation Tool
Mobile Learning Communities
Mobile Application
WiFi Testing
Abstract:We are seeing widespread use of 802.11 WiFi enabled mobile devices for a variety of different purposes. Educators have the opportunity to leverage the capabilities of these devices through the use of specialized educational applications in mobile learning communities. Before the large-scale use of these mobile applications can be considered as a feasible option, the WiFi infrastructure on the educational campus must be equipped to handle a high volume of mobile devices. In this paper, we present a performance evaluation tool for WiFi infrastructures called MiProfiler that allows us to assess wireless resource availability for interactive mobile educational applications in a classroom. MiProfiler is a distributed, Android-based tool with the capability to simultaneously start, stop, and gather performance data of WiFi-based phone applications. The abilities of MiProfiler were validated through a case study of the distributed MiClicker Android phone application deployed in our large lecture hall. The results of MiProfiler showed clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the WiFi infrastructure in our lecture hall when running the educational phone application MiClicker.
Issue Date:2013-04-16
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-07-28

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