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March 13, 2006 to March 17, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2520-2
pp: 190-195
Bernd J. Kramer , FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany
Georg Strohlein , FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany
ABSTRACT
The wireless Internet stretches the concept of self-paced learning towards anywhere-anytime learning. It supports the seamless continuation of interaction with learning resources and services even when a student is away from the desktop PC. There is, however, much doubt about the use of omnipresent ICT devices like cellular phones for pedagogically valuable learning settings. In a recently concluded EU project we have examined the potential of such devices for learning by developing a Java-based application, called Histobrick. It supports spontaneous short study phases while students are on the move and particularly aims to provide a ubiquitous tool for examining and deepening a student's knowledge about statistic distributions and their most important characteristic numbers. The pedagogy behind Histobrick is inspired by recent ideas about learning in constructivist settings and the findings of game-based learning. The paper sketches the rationale behind Histobrick, discusses some technical challenges we met, presents the final solution, and reports on a first evaluation we performed with a small sample of students.
CITATION
Bernd J. Kramer, Georg Strohlein, "Exploring the Use of Cellular Phones for Pervasive eLearning", PERCOMW, 2006, Proceedings. Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshop-PerCom Workshop 2006, Proceedings. Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshop-PerCom Workshop 2006 2006, pp. 190-195, doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2006.54
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