m-Learning and holography: compatible techniques?

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Since the last decades, cell phones have become increasingly popular and are nowadays ubiquitous. New generations of cell phones are now equipped with text messaging, internet, and camera features. They are now making their way into the classroom. This is creating a new teaching and learning technique, the so called m-Learning (or mobile-Learning). Because of the many benefits that cell phones offer, teachers could easily use them as a teaching and learning tool. However, an additional work from the teachers for introducing their students into the m-Learning in the classroom needs to be defined and developed. As an example, optical techniques, based upon interference and diffraction phenomena, such as holography, appear to be convenient topics for m-Learning. They can be approached with simple examples and experiments within the cell phones performances and classroom accessibility. We will present some results carried out at the Faculty of Physical Sciences in UCM to obtain very simple holographic recordings via cell phones. The activities were carried out inside the course on Optical Coherence and Laser, offered to students in the fourth course of the Grade in Physical Sciences. Some open conclusions and proposals will be presented.
© 2014 SPIE, OSA, IEEE, ICO. The author would like to express sincere thanks to Aitor V. Velasco, Alejandro Cámara and Elena Alonso-Redondo for very valuable help. Moreover, to all undergraduate students of the 4th Course of the Physics Grade, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid. Partial financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy under Grant TEC2011-23629 is also acknowledged.
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