The data analysis team is attempting to extract useful statistics and other data from the data collected during lectures. Currently they are working on cutting down the length of a lecture based on notes that students take during it.
The touchscreen tech team is looking at new and alternative ways to track touch input on flat screen monitors, preferrably pen-based. Their main goals are to find or develop a technology that is both extremely precise and fairly cheap. They are currently working on adapting an existing pen digitization system to work with a monitor.
Web Framework Integration
The web framework team is working on developing plugins for course management systems such as WebCT/Blackboard and Moodle that integrate the lecturer's user interface with these web-based CMSs. Using these plugins lecturers will be able to upload content to display, change settings, and review lecture content and poll data. Students will use the plugins to access live and recoded lectures and take notes. They are currently focusing on writing Moodle plugins, since the UCSD CSE department is currently trying to switch to it from WebCT.
Polling and iClicker
The polling team is working on developing a number of different interfaces for submitting responses to poll questions that lecturers submit. Interfaces for iClicker, web, and mobile phones (Android and iPhone) are planned. They are currently focusing on integration with iClicker and the Lecture UI.
Lecture User Interface and Backend
The lecture UI team is working on designing and coding an easy to use user interface for lecturers to use while giving their lectures. So far there have been three UI iterations, each one using a different UI toolkit. The lecture UI also has a back-end that leaverages GStreamer for multimedia processing, Cairo for annotation rendering, and various other GObject based libraries to capture and save lecture content.
This project entails building a multi-touch surface using a LCD TV. Multi-touch technology allows programmers to create interactive graphical user interfaces that are more natural to use.