Update on Nokia Training Event

e71.jpgThere are a few slight changes to the schedule for next Tuesday’s training for SHUmobile participants, and I have outlined them below.

Due to space and time constraints, and I have worked with Nokia to set up the following structure for their visit:

1:30-2:30 (ITV Room) Advanced Technical and Device Training for Faculty, Telecom and University administrators  This will be an opportunity for those of us in both Faculty leadership and Administrative support roles to meet with Nokia and to address some support issues, some questions and to get some tips and tricks.

2:30-3:00 Break/Overage

3:00-5:00 (Beck Rooms) Training on S60 & OVI.  This will begin with a PowerPoint overview and then we can break into small groups to focus on topics that everyone can identify by commenting on this blog post.

It is very important to hear from you over the course of the next few days.  In preparation please do the following:

  • Comment to this post (or to Dr. Taylor’s post from last night) with some aspects of the devices you are most interested in learning about.  This can include functionality that you are already aware of, but want more information on, or about Nokia specific applications and enhancements, or about general topics such as GPS Navigation (thanks Kimberly!), multimedia, connectivity or collaboration and so forth.
  • Include in your comment if you are able to come and if you are able to stay for the entire time frame.
  • Please bring your computer on Tuesday, as you may need it for personal account creation in Ovi etc.

Representatives from Nokia will be referring to the blog to customize their presentation, but will only be able to do so until Saturday night.  Beginning Sunday they will work on developing materials for Tuesday afternoon.

While this is not a mandatory event, I highly encourage you to come, even if it is only for a small portion of this.

I am very excited about having Nokia come to campus and spend time with us in this manner, and I look forward to sharing this opportunity with everyone involved!

Thanks, and please let me know your thoughts, questions or comments.

AT&T Discount Information

Seton Hall discussed options with AT&T for our students and faculty that may be already AT&T customers and not receiving the discount.  AT&T has agreed to provide the discount to all students and faculty that did not originally sign up for it.  AT&T in conjunction with SHU has agreed to extend the discount to family plans.  What this means is that as part of a family plan, when you register on line (following the procedure below) you will indicate that your number (that is the SHU member) should be the primary for billing purposes.  This will ensure your discounts. Please bear in mind that this might take up to two billing cycles based on your bill dates.

Attaching a personal account to the Seton Hall Corporate discount is as easy as following the steps below. 

1. From any computer, go to http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter
2. Enter their SHU email address in the ‘Qualify for Employee Discounts’ field and click ‘Go’

 

attPortal.jpgIf the email address is validated, an email will be sent to them with instructions on completing the personal number attachment to receive their monthly service discount.

Blog Commenting/RSSFeed Fixed

I wanted to let everyone know that we have fixed any issues you may have been experiencing trying to comment on posts or view single pages.  The collateral benefit of this was that the solution also fixed the problem when trying open a full post from the RSS reader on the devices.

To reset the RSS Feed Reader in the Nokia Browser, please delete the existing feed and then revisit the SHUmobile blog and subscribe again.  This will allow you to open the blog from within the feed reader without receiving an error.

Nokia Training Session

David Middleton is trying to arrange for some of the trainers from Nokia to come to campus and provide some hands on training in the use of the N95 and the E71.  One of the potential times for this training would be from 2:00 – 4:00 on Tuesday October 21 (Yes, during the time for Introduction to Environmental Studies).  Please use the comment section of this post to let us know a couple of things. 

1.  What would you like to have the trainers from Nokia help you with in terms of getting more functionality out of your device?  What are you struggling with currently?  What would you like to be able to do?

2.  If the training session is scheduled for 2:00 – 4:00 on Tuesday, how many of you could attend for the whole two hours?

Feel free to add more to the comments if you have questions or comments you would like to share.

Nokia Productions Social Film Project

Nokia_logo.gifBack in April, Spike Lee and Nokia teamed up on a project where the acclaimed filmmaker would direct a movie made with cell phone footage submitted by Nokia multimedia device users. 

Last night, Nokia premiered the world’s first social film, which was built by Lee from over 4,000 pieces of original content. 

“What drew me to this project was the unique opportunity to do

something that hasn’t been done before utilizing technology, the

internet, and having people collaborate on a film,” said Director Spike

Lee. “The new technology, you might say, is bringing a democracy to

film. Anyone can be a journalist, a filmmaker, a still photographer.

Just pull out your mobile device, record it, press a button, and it’s

instantly on the web. So I think it’s great that Nokia had the vision to see where all of this is headed.”

Through three acts, birth, life and death, Lee used video posts and blog entries to help guide the participants’ submissions, which were then voted on by visitors to the website designed for this project.  After being narrowed down to a top 10, Lee then chose the finalist for each act and they were then announced at the Premiere event.

At the premiere party, at Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles, Nokia also sponsored a one-on-one Guitar Hero III Mobile competition and a live performance by Avril Lavigne.

Take a look at the project at the Nokia Productions site here.

Setting up an Ovi Account and Ovi Channels

All students in the Introduction to Environmental Studies course should set up an Ovi account:

  1. Register for your Ovi account at https://account.nokia.com/acct/register?serviceId=Ovicom
  2. You can open the web browser on your N95 and select the “Share with Ovi” button on the home page.  After you enter your username and password you will be able to upload pictures, video, music, and sound files and manage your content on Ovi.
  3. A better solution may be be to install the mobile Ovi application that can be found on the “Share with Ovi” web page that you opened in the N95 web browser in step 2.  This application will allow you to upload pictures directly from your N95 gallery to Ovi.
  4. You can also move files from your N95 to your laptop or PC and then import them through your Ovi account on that same laptop or PC.  I find this to be the easiest approach when I have a large number of photos to transfer.

Ovi allows you to create various channels, which are simply folders for holding media content.  You can set your channels to be either public or private, I would suggest that you set your main channel as private and from there you can decide which channels you would like to create for public consumption.  

Please send me your Ovi username as soon as you create your account, which should be in the next day.  I need your username in order to set you up as a contributor on any course related channels that I set up.

You should also explore other web-based media sharing sites to see if they provide a better opportunity.  Each student should also open an account with Flickr, Picassa, or some similar service and provide a review of how it compares with Ovi.

E71 Connectivity Issues

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We have been informed of a number of issues surrounding the E71 and lost network connections and access points.  We are happy to fix these for you if you can come to the Telecom Office in Corrigan room 71A.

We are also working with technicians at Nokia to determine if there is a bug in the device, or if there is a configuration error that can be easily fixed.

You can also let us know about issues by commenting here on this blog, or emailing SHUmobile (at) shu.edu. 

Please have patience, and we will get this fixed as soon as possible.

Thanks!