Mobile Lessons: Lessons Based on Geo-Referenced Information
Raffaella Sanna, Antonio Pintus, CRS4, Italy ; Sylvain Giroux, Département de mathématiques et d'informatique, Canada ; Claude Moulin, CRS4, Italy
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
We coined the term "mobile lessons" for lessons held outside of "artificial" environments as classrooms. During these lessons, all actors are mobile and must move to do the required tasks. Themes tackled in such lessons may be as varied as geography, history, ecology, dialects in linguistics... Mobile lessons are not a new teaching strategy, but new mobile devices may render it more efficient and more attractive. The aim is to place students in conditions germane to the ones in which experts work. We implemented in Java a software for creating and using mobile lessons and for monitoring students on the field. Contents and questions are in XML. Using this software, teachers of a high school in Sardinia (Italy) developed and experimented a mobile lesson on the archaeological site of Nora. Under the light of this experiment, a wireless, distributed and more sophisticated version of the software is under development.
Sanna, R., Pintus, A., Giroux, S. & Moulin, C. (2002). Mobile Lessons: Lessons Based on Geo-Referenced Information. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 331-338). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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