Visible Past: An Interactive Learning Platform for History
Xiaojun Chen, Jea Choi, Sorin Matei, Purdue University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The emergence of geographic visualization and location aware technologies provides educators and teachers an opportunity to design more effective instruction materials. Visible Past is an innovative learning and discovery project that integrates mapping services with a content management system, and 3D virtual reality capabilities. In addition, the system allows connecting physical locations or objects, such as books, to digital artifacts and document through 2d codes. Similar to barcodes, they can be read by any camera enabled cell phone triggering information retrieval from the web. This adds an element of portability and of meshing up print based media with digital information to the educational process. This paper describes a recent attempt to integrate a location-aware platform into the high school history curriculum. The learning module "Omaha Beach" is grounded in multimedia learning and collaborative learning theory. Learning effects and future development paths of proposed technology are discussed.
Chen, X., Choi, J. & Matei, S. (2010). Visible Past: An Interactive Learning Platform for History. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 154-160). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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