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 ===== Home Page ===== ===== Home Page =====
  
-This wiki was created ​to support ​the LAUSD teachers and students ​during ​the Mobilize ​deployments Please take a look at the Navigation bar to the left to view different help options, or find the most used help pages below!+This wiki is designed ​to support teachers and students ​in the implementation of Mobilize ​Mathematics,​ Science, and Mobilize Prime curricula. Information and support for the Introduction to Data Science (IDS) curriculum can now be found at: https://​ids-wiki.mobilizingcs.org/ 
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 +Please take a look at the Navigation bar to the left to view different help options, or find the most used help pages below.
  
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 +===== Project Goals =====
 +The Mobilize project is a targeted National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership project funded in 2010. Mobilize aims to engage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students in data collection and analysis activities that promote computational thinking and civic engagement via innovative STEM curricula. In short, we aims to equip students with skills so that they can think critically, creatively and constructively around data. Please check out [[http://​www.mobilizingcs.org|www.mobilizingcs.org]] for more project detail. ​
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 ===== Technology ===== ===== Technology =====
-In Mobilize, students develop their computation thinking skills through the following participatory sensing (PS) process: ​1create ​their data collection projects by choosing the topic and designing the details of the projects2) collect ​data by making key decisions about what, where, and when to report observations;​ and 3) explore, analyze and interpret the collected data. The Mobilize technology has been designed to equip LAUSD STEM classrooms with an integrated and iterative learning environment for students to practice the PS process.+In Mobilize, students develop their computation thinking skills through the following participatory sensing (PS) process: ​ 
 +  - **Create Campaigns (Asking Questions)**: Create ​their data collection projects/​campaigns ​by choosing the topic and designing the details of the campaigns; 
 +  - **Collect Data**: Collect ​data by making key decisions about what, where, and when to report observations; ​ 
 +  - **Manage Data**: check and share their data to their peers; 
 +  - **Analyze and Interpret Data**: Explore, analyze and interpret the collected data.  
 +The Mobilize technology ​(powered by ohmage ([[http://​www.ohmage.org]]) ​has been designed to equip STEM classrooms with an integrated and iterative learning environment for students to practice the PS process. If you are interested in adopting Mobilize technologies in your classroom, please check to make sure that [[requirements|the minimum software/​device requirements]] are met
  
-There are four main components used in the Mobilize projects:  +Here is the available ​software suite: ​
-  * Mobile data collection  +
-  * Data management and administration  +
-  * Data visualization and exploration +
-  * Backend, which serves as a datastore and provides a unified interface for data access. +
-Note: Mobilize ​software suite is powered by ohmage ([[http://​www.ohmage.org]]). ​+
  
-If you are interested in adopting Mobilize technologies in your classroom, please check to make sure that [[requirements|the minimum software/​device requirements]] are met+==== 1Create Campaign ==== 
  
-==== 1. Mobile Data Collection ==== +=== Web Frontend: Upload Campaign Definition XML === 
-The mobile applications will be used most often during the project to gather data. The application can gather data via surveys, images and GPS tracking. Beyond just gathering data, mobile application ​users will be able to view their data submissions and track the upload progress of their submissions via the Response History section.+A campaign definition can be scripted in an XML file. The web frontend provides a mechanism for users to create (by manually uploading the XML file) and manage ​their data campaigns
  
-There are two different options available:  +The Mobilize web frontend ​is located at [[https://lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#web/|lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#web]]. Please visit the [[:app:web|Web Frontend Guide]] or [[#Available video tutorials|Available video tutorials]] for more information.
-  * Android: A native Android application called "UCLA MobilizingCS" ​is available from the [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/​details?​id=org.ohmage.mobilizingcs|Google Play Store]]. Please visit the subsection on navigating ​the [[:app:android|Android App]]+
-  * iOS: The mobile application called "UCLA MobilizingCS"​ is available from the [[https://​itunes.apple.com/​us/​app/​mobilize-mwf/​id601202066?​mt=8|iOS App Store]]., please visit the subsection on navigating the [[:​app:​iphone|iPhone App]]. +
  
-Note: For those that do not have mobile phones, ​browser-based survey taking tool can also be used to perform data collection with limited functionalitiesThe tool is available ​at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​survey]]+=== Campaign Authoring Tool (alpha) ===  
 +The Campaign Authoring tool provides a graphic user interface ​that guides the user through ​step-by-step campaign creation process and automatically creates the project XML content that can be uploaded ​to the backendUsers can click to view the temporary XML content ​at any time during the processOn-screen tool-tips describe each configuration parameter as well as potential values for that parameter.
  
-==== 2Data management and administration ====  +An alpha version of the campaign authoring tool is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#​authoring]]. Please visit the [[https://​wiki.mobilizingcs.org/​xml|Campaign Creation Guide]] for more information on how to create your campaign. ​
-Multiple web applications have been built to support data management and administrationThese applications are:+
  
-=== The Web Frontend ​=== +==== 2. Collect data ==== 
-The web application provide students secure access ​to their data. It supports secure logincampaign management, data management and basic campaign monitoring and visualization. Through ​web interface ​students ​review and share their data to the growing data set collected by their classesThe web application can also be used to discover the answers to basic statistical inferences in real-time as data is being collected. When data collection is complete, the web application allows for easy exporting of the data to a more thorough statistical analysis tool.+The mobile applications will be used most often during the project ​to gather ​data. Howeverthere is also browser-based survey taking tool that students ​without mobile devices can use to submit ​their data collectionTimestamp and GPS locatioin (if allowed) will be attached ​to each data record
  
-The Mobilize web frontend ​is located at [[https://lausd.mobilizingcs.org/web]]). Please visit the [[:app:web|Web Frontend Guide]] or [[#Available video tutorials|Available video tutorials]] for more information.+There are three different options available:  
 +  * **Android devices**: A native Android application called "UCLA MobilizingCS" ​is available from the [[https://play.google.com/store/​apps/​details?​id=org.ohmage.mobilizingcs|Google Play Store]]. Please visit the subsection on navigating ​the [[:app:android|Android App]]. 
 +  * **iOS devices**: The mobile application called "UCLA MobilizingCS"​ is available from the [[https://​itunes.apple.com/​us/​app/​mobilize-mwf/​id601202066?​mt=8|iOS App Store]]., please visit the subsection on navigating the [[:​app:​iphone|iPhone App]].  
 +  * **Web-based Survey Taking tool**: available on [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#​survey]]. This tool allows users to complete their surveys using desktop browsers with two drawbacks: 1) there is no photo taking capability; instead, a user will be asked to upload a picture. 2) the GPS obtained from the browser might be inaccurate ​or unavailable. Please visit [[:​app:​web:​surveys|Web App Data Collection Tool wiki]] on how to use the tool
  
-=== Survey Taking tool === 
-Even though participatory sensing activity focuses mainly on the use of mobile devices as data collection tools, in the Mobilize \ref{sec:​mobilize} deployment, not all students have access to those devices (yet). To allow such a group of users to participate in the data collection, a generic web-based application was created. This tool allows users to complete their surveys using desktop browsers with two drawbacks: 1) there is no photo taking capability; instead, a user will be asked to upload a picture. 2) the GPS obtained from the browser might be inaccurate or unavailable. Despite its limitations,​ this tool has proven to be very useful in the Mobilize deployments. 
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-The survey taking tool is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​survey]]. Please visit [[:​app:​web:​surveys|Web App Data Collection Tool wiki]] on how to use the tool.  
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-=== Class Setup Tool === 
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-A teacher, once given proper privileges, can dynamically create and manager their classes. The tool allows teachers to create and manage their student accounts through a CSV file containing student roster exported from the LAUSD ISIS system. ​ 
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-The class setup tool is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​teacher]]. ​ Please visit [[:​app:​web:​teacher|Class Setup wiki]] on how to use the tool.  
  
 +==== 3. Manage Data ==== 
  
 === Campaign Monitoring Dashboard (alpha) ===  === Campaign Monitoring Dashboard (alpha) === 
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 The campaign monitoring dashboard is designed for teachers (and students) to easily monitor the data collection progress within a campaign. The activities are displayed in terms of survey responses (i.e. total responses) and participants (i.e. top collectors). ​ The campaign monitoring dashboard is designed for teachers (and students) to easily monitor the data collection progress within a campaign. The activities are displayed in terms of survey responses (i.e. total responses) and participants (i.e. top collectors). ​
  
-The campaign monitoring dashboard is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​monitor]]. Please visit the [[app:​web:​campaign_monitor|campaign monitor dashboard wiki]] on how to use the dashboard.  ​+The campaign monitoring dashboard is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​#monitor]]. Please visit the [[app:​web:​campaign_monitor|campaign monitor dashboard wiki]] on how to use the dashboard.  ​
  
-=== Campaign Authoring Tool (alpha) ​===  +=== Web Frontend: Survey Response Tab ===
-A campaign definition can be scripted in an XML file. However, for non-technical users, The Campaign Authoring tool was designed to provide a graphic user interface that guides the user through a step-by-step campaign creation process and automatically creates the project XML content that can be uploaded to the backend. Users can click to view the temporary XML content at any time during the process. On-screen tool-tips describe each configuration parameter as well as potential values for that parameter.+
  
-An alpha version of the campaign authoring tool is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​authoring]]. Please visit the [[https://​wiki.mobilizingcs.org/​xml|Campaign Creation Guide]] for more information on how to create your campaign+The Web Frontend allows users to view their own data and data that are shared to themUsers can also share or delete their data through ​the frontend
  
-==== 3Data visualization and exploration ====+The Mobilize web frontend is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#​web/​|lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#​web]]. Please visit the [[:​app:​web|Web Frontend Guide]] or [[#​Available video tutorials|Available video tutorials]] for more information.
  
-One of the most challenging tasks of any data collection project is the data analysis. ​Instead of a one-size-fit-all solution, Mobilize provides a set of tools that facilitate the data exploration,​ visualization and analysis for different usage scenarios. All tools (except RStudio®) dynamically retrieved their data from the backend. The following tools are available+==== 4. Analyze and interpret ​data ==== 
- +Instead of a one-size-fit-all solution, Mobilize provides a set of tools that facilitate the data exploration,​ visualization and analysis for different usage scenarios. All tools (except RStudio®) dynamically retrieved their data from the backend. The following tools are available.
-=== The Explore Data through the Web Frontend === +
-The Explore Data tab allows end-users to explore and visualize high-level analytics of an arbitrary campaign. There are three different views provided: 1) project monitoring view that focuses on the data collection progress, as well as user participation (e.g. leader board); 2) spatial map view displaying locations of survey responses associated with one or all users with zooming capability; 3) prompt detail view that provides single variable time-series and distribution plots of different prompts associated with one or all users, and two-variable scatter and density plots of all users.  +
- +
-Note: The Explore Data will soon be deprecated and replaced by the Interactive Dashboard and the PlotApp+
  
 === Interactive Dashboards === === Interactive Dashboards ===
 Interactive dashboard allows students to interactively visualize and manipulate (i.e. filtering/​subsetting) their data through a graphic user interface. It simultaneously displays multiple one-variable graphs (i.e. pie charts, bar plots, maps, wordcloud, image pane) each representing a different survey question. Users can directly interact with individual graphs to filter and zoom into the data. Specifically,​ users can select a range within a bar plot, choose a segment of a pie chart, or type in a specific word in a wordcloud to filter the data. Multiple filtering conditions can be applied simultaneously to further zoom into the data. Once a graph is filtered, other graphs will be immediately updated accordingly. ​ Interactive dashboard allows students to interactively visualize and manipulate (i.e. filtering/​subsetting) their data through a graphic user interface. It simultaneously displays multiple one-variable graphs (i.e. pie charts, bar plots, maps, wordcloud, image pane) each representing a different survey question. Users can directly interact with individual graphs to filter and zoom into the data. Specifically,​ users can select a range within a bar plot, choose a segment of a pie chart, or type in a specific word in a wordcloud to filter the data. Multiple filtering conditions can be applied simultaneously to further zoom into the data. Once a graph is filtered, other graphs will be immediately updated accordingly. ​
  
-To access a campaign dashboard, visit [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​dashboard]].+To access a campaign dashboard, visit [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​#dashboard]].
  
 //Public Dashboards//​ (i.e., Snackboard and Mediaboard):​ During Mobilize deployment 2012, two different datasets about snack and advertisement were collected by 13 LAUSD Explored Computer Science (ECS) students as part of their data collection exercise. The GPS data associated with each record was ofuscated to preserve students'​ privacy. The customized visualization provide an interactive way for users to explore different data types (e.g. categorical,​ number, text, etc.), subsetting concept, maps, and time. The following dashboards are publicly available: ​ //Public Dashboards//​ (i.e., Snackboard and Mediaboard):​ During Mobilize deployment 2012, two different datasets about snack and advertisement were collected by 13 LAUSD Explored Computer Science (ECS) students as part of their data collection exercise. The GPS data associated with each record was ofuscated to preserve students'​ privacy. The customized visualization provide an interactive way for users to explore different data types (e.g. categorical,​ number, text, etc.), subsetting concept, maps, and time. The following dashboards are publicly available: ​
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 PlotApp allows users to dynamically explore multidimensional relationships in survey data through the customizable composition of statistical plots. Students can choose up to 4 variables for their explorations. A set of fitted functions (e.g. linear, quadratic, exponential) as well as subsetting capability are also available. PlotApp allows users to dynamically explore multidimensional relationships in survey data through the customizable composition of statistical plots. Students can choose up to 4 variables for their explorations. A set of fitted functions (e.g. linear, quadratic, exponential) as well as subsetting capability are also available.
  
-To access the PlotApp tool, visit [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​plotapp]]. Please visit the [[:​app:​web:​plotapp|PlotApp Guide]] on how to use the PlotApp tool.  ​+To access the PlotApp tool, visit [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/​#plotapp]]. Please visit the [[:​app:​web:​plotapp|PlotApp Guide]] on how to use the PlotApp tool.  ​
  
  
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-==== 4Backend ​==== +==== 5Other management tools ==== 
-The Mobilize Backend is the central component of the platform. It provides secure communicationauthenticationaccount management, access control, data storage ​and management, data analysis, ​and visualization ​through ​an extensive set of backward compatible APIs+Other management tools are the are used within ​the Mobilize project are:  
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 +=== Class Setup Tool === 
 +A teacheronce given proper privilegescan dynamically create ​and manager their classes. The tool allows teachers to create ​and manage their student accounts ​through ​a CSV file containing student roster exported from the LAUSD ISIS system
  
 +The class setup tool is located at [[https://​lausd.mobilizingcs.org/#​teacher]]. ​ Please visit [[:​app:​web:​teacher|Class Setup wiki]] on how to use the tool. 
  
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