Noising around : investigations in mobile learning

Wyeth, Peta & MacColl, Ian (2010) Noising around : investigations in mobile learning. In Parés, Narcís & Oliver, Miquel (Eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC2010), ACM, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, pp. 147-155.

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In this paper we present an account of children's interactions with a mobile technology prototype within a school context. The Noise Detectives trial was conducted in a school setting with the aim of better understanding the role of mobile technology as a mediator within science learning activities. Over eighty children, aged between ten and twelve, completed an outdoor data gathering activity using a mobile learning prototype that included paper and digital components. They measured and recorded noise levels at a range of locations throughout the schools. We analyzed the activity to determine how the components of the prototype were integrated into the learning activity, and to identify differences in behavior that resulted from using these components. We present design implications that resulted from observed differences in prototype use and appropriation.

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ID Code: 41348
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mobile technology prototype, Noise Detectives, learning activities
DOI: 10.1145/1810543.1810560
ISBN: 9781605589510
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ACM
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2011 23:40
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 23:41

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