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Author(s): Maria João Silva
Cristina Azevedo Gomes
Bruno Pestana
João Correia Lopes
Maria José Marcelino
Cristina Gouveia
Alexandra Fonseca
Title: Adding Space and Senses to Mobile World Exploration
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: This chapter focuses on adding spatial and sensory information to mobile technologies to augment the affordability of mobile world exploration by primary school children. It starts by analyzing the significance of space and senses in children's literacy and mobile learning applications. The opportunities and constraints associated with the use of mobile technologies for the exploration of senses and space within primary school learning activities are explored. The experience of the SchoolSenses@Internet project that designed a mobile application for creating georeferenced multisensory messages within a classroom collaborative environmental activity is described, highlighting the goals, development, and implementation processes. A study carried out over an academic year to investigate how children use GPS-equipped mobile phones to explore, create, and share multisensory geographic information is presented and analyzed to evaluate the use of mobile technology in environmental education and to assess learning achievements. The design and implementation process of the application is outlined, and the lessons learned are identified and summarized in the chapter.
Subject: Ciências da computação e da informação
Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: Mobile Technology for Children: Designing for Interaction and Learning
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
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