Using On-Line Technologies And Handhelds To Scaffold Students’ Argumentation In Science
Maria Evagorou, King's College, London & CARDET, Cyprus ; Lucy Avraamidou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus & CARDET, Cyprus ; Charalambos Vrasidas, CARDET & University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative research project, Technoskepsi, that is using both on-line technologies and handheld computers in order to scaffold students while they work in groups, both indoors and outdoors, to construct arguments. Firstly we describe the technologies used in Technoskepsi, and the theoretical underpinnings that have guided the design of the project. Finally we describe the learning environment, presenting some of the activities and providing screenshots. The project will be implemented with 28, 10-12 year students early in January, and preliminary results from the implementation will be available at the presentation. However it is important to note that our research efforts are focused on addressing current gaps in the literature of mobile learning by exemplifying the theoretical aspects of design frameworks associated with mobile science learning, and characterizing the processes by which students come to understand science through the use of mobile wireless devices.
Evagorou, M., Avraamidou, L. & Vrasidas, C. (2008). Using On-Line Technologies And Handhelds To Scaffold Students’ Argumentation In Science. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5212-5217). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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