When students visit our course website GPS-Lab.org they will be able to easily visit each of the main services for the online course:
They can go to the video lectures, visit the Course Forum to take part in conversations, or read more about the Backyard Labs and submit their data.
This morning, we launched "GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation," our newest MOOC offering. In addition to vivid video lectures, the course includes an "Interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones."
With more than 3 billion mobile devices deployed, many with GPS capabilities, we have an opportunity to try out an unprecedented experiment. We will gather the contributions from thousands of students from around the world, who will complete a set of "backyard" laboratories and share their findings, creating a very intriguing data set to work with!
Learn more at the course website: www.gps-lab.org The course features Prof. Per Enge and Frank van Diggelen, two excellent and energetic lecturers.
This course is particularly relevant, as the past week was World Space Week, as declared by the UN General Assembly (http://worldspaceweek.org). This year's World Space Week theme highlights the benefits of satellite navigation to society—one of the topics explored in this course. In coming weeks, the course will also examine how satellite navigation works, how GPS devices function, and the diverse applications of these technologies. Get started today!