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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.
Ashley, Robert W.
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2016|
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