Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling

Ian Douglas, Paul F. Marty

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Abstract

School field trips to museums, zoos, nature parks, and wildlife centers are a common activity in education. The trips are generally seen as enhancing learning in a variety of subject areas, as well as providing a motivating and rewarding experience for students. Despite being widely accepted as having value, research suggests a lack of integration between the visits and the school curriculum. What should be a high quality educational experience, which reinforces and motivates learning, often turns out to be no more than a fun day out. This paper will describe a model software system to support school visits to zoos museums and nature centers and to better integrate them with school curricula. The system integrates a mobile device, the educational technique of journaling, and a collaborative web site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008
Pages490-494
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

Other

Other5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008
CountryAustralia
CityCairns, QLD
Period6/23/086/26/08

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Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Mobile computing
  • Museum informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Douglas, I., & Marty, P. F. (2008). Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. In 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008 (pp. 490-494)

Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. / Douglas, Ian; Marty, Paul F.

5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008. 2008. p. 490-494.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Douglas, I & Marty, PF 2008, Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. in 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008. pp. 490-494, 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 6/23/08.
Douglas I, Marty PF. Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. In 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008. 2008. p. 490-494
Douglas, Ian ; Marty, Paul F. / Supporting school visits through mobile computing and interactive journaling. 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008. 2008. pp. 490-494
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