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Informatics in Disasters and Emergency Response
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Apps for emergencies
Boston Bombing Case Study
Ethics in social media
Hurricane Sandy Case Study
Radio communications in disasters
Shortwave and Mediumwave radio in Disasters
What happens when the lights go out?
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- take 6 FEMA Independent Study courses for a 5% course credit up to 30% total (6 courses):
Some recommended courses include 100,139,144,200,208,247,700,704,775,800,802,992
Also consider taking courses for the
Professional Development Series Certificate
Email copies of all certificates (in one email) to the instructor
20% - Topic evaluations / miscellaneous assignments
forms for each class,
and submit to your AI by each Friday.
Complete small miscellaneous assignments given in class
50% - Projects (60% project content, 20% presentation, 20% individual report)
Projects will be directed and mentored by Scott Drichel
Project title/topic to be decided by Friday Oct 25 (after project brainstorm / proposals)
Topics can involve design, software and hardware development
Project content will be graded based on
.. it's OK to fail... or not be perfect
Project presentation and report will be graded based on how well the project content is communicated and
- How could an iPad or Android Tablet be useful for paramedics and EMT's on an ambulance? What would be on there? What would it be used for?
- Check out Star Trek's Tricorder - is such a thing possible for Hazmat use? How would it look?
Social Media Emergency Dashboard
- Create a dashboard that aggregates web resources, social media, and other resources (e.g. radio feeds) in a disaster - may be focused on a particular geographic area or emergency type.
Social Media analysis for the Boston Bombing
- analysis of hashtag usage in the first 5 hours of the bombing
Emergency MESH Network
- Practically prototype a
MESH network for use in a local community for when internet infrastructure is down - see
Virtual EOC -
Create a virtual EOC with
INFODER Videoscribe -
about any aspect of Informatics in Disasters and Emergency Response that interests you (maybe opportunities?)
Listening to multiple radio feeds
- how well can people pick up information from multiple audio feeds?
Glerb learning session
- just in time learning in emergencies using
help on how to format text
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