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Title: Designing Outdoor Learning Spaces With iBeacons: Combining Place-Based Learning With the Internet of Learning Things
Authors: Zimmerman, Heather Toomey
Land, Susan M.
Maggiore, Chrystal
Ashley, Robert W.
Millet, Chris
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Zimmerman, H. T., Land, S. M., Maggiore, C., Ashley, R. W., & Millet, C. (2016). Designing Outdoor Learning Spaces With iBeacons: Combining Place-Based Learning With the Internet of Learning Things In Looi, C. K., Polman, J. L., Cress, U., and Reimann, P. (Eds.). Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, Volume 2. Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This paper presents a collective case study of learners using mobile technology to engage in place-based science learning in an Arboretum. Our work investigates how proximity-based computing mediates youth’s engagement in scientific observations and conversations in their Appalachian community. We draw upon theory from informal learning, place-based learning, and context-sensitive educational technologies to inform the research. Data from 26 children in a summer camp program include log files, field notes, and video-records. Our findings illustrate how an iBeacon system supported children’s playful and scientific engagement (including in observational practices). We provide insights into designing for learner-centered mobile computing that moves beyond presenting just-in-time information to creating digital-physical spaces where learners engage each other and natural objects to support their interests in science.
URI: https://repository.isls.org/handle/1/349
https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2016.142
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