Title: Innovation in ICT teaching: a longitudinal case study of WiFi in Hong Kong

Authors: Philip Tsang, Paul Kwok, Reggie Kwan, Bebo White, Robert Fox

Addresses: Center for Excellence, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Tsui Ling Road, Tiu Keng Leng, NT, Hong Kong. ' Full Time Program Office, The Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Hong Kong. ' Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 18 Tsui Ling Road, Tiu Keng Leng, NT, Hong Kong. ' Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre (SLAC), 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. ' Centre for IT in Education (CITE), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Abstract: This paper presents the rationale and the main findings of a quantitative study of a longitudinal WiFi security survey in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. The authors have been conducting one of the world|s most comprehensive longitudinal WiFi surveys in HK since 2002. This paper looks at different ways that one can visualise WiFi AP data, to see how it is distributed within a city or an area and to draw conclusions about its use by means of mapping. This paper will be of interest to security experts and ICT educators in general. The results of the latest 2009-2010 WiFi survey experiments and implications drawn are also included in this paper.

Keywords: site surveys; WiFi security; teaching strategies; blended learning; Hong Kong; China; ICT; information technology; communications technology; Wi-Fi; longitudinal surveys; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.041226

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.1, pp.85 - 101

Published online: 13 Jul 2011 *

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