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Bringing school science to life: personalization, contextualization and reflection of self-collected data


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Woodgate, D., Stanton Fraser, D., Paxton, M., Crellin, D., Woolard, A. and Dillon, T., 2008. Bringing school science to life: personalization, contextualization and reflection of self-collected data. In: Fifth IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2008), 2008-03-23 - 2008-03-26, Beijing.

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    http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/WMUTE.2008.35

    Abstract

    We investigate the use of mobile and sensor technologies for school science investigations, to bring about a more engaging and hands-on approach to science learning. We report early findings from two trials carried out within the Participate project, where schoolchildren were given a range of off the shelf and newly developed technologies to carry out data collection and analysis tasks. Indications are that, not only are the tasks engaging for the pupils, but aspects such as personalization of data, contextual information, and reflection upon both the data and its collection, are important factors in obtaining and retaining their interest.

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    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsWoodgate, D., Stanton Fraser, D., Paxton, M., Crellin, D., Woolard, A. and Dillon, T.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Publisher StatementWoodgateWMUTE2008.pdf: (c) 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code9298

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