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Live linking of fieldwork to the laboratory increases students inquiry based reflections

Adams, Anne; Coughlan, Tim; Rogers, Yvonne; Collins, Trevor; Davies, Sarah-Jane; Blake, Canan and Lea, John (2011). Live linking of fieldwork to the laboratory increases students inquiry based reflections. In: CSCL 2011: International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 04-08 Jul 2011, Hong Kong.

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The role of distributed co-reflection and collaboration within inquiry based learning has been poorly understood. The Out There In Here (OTIH) system sought to examine this and other processes through supporting geology students ‘live’ distributed collaboration through field based mobile technology (e.g. smartphones, ipads, laptops) and laboratory static technologies (e.g. tabletop, large screen displays, PCs). A series of OTIH evaluation trials were conducted with 23 students involved in a pilot and two full day in situ evaluations. Video and log analysis, questionnaires, focus groups and scenario sorting exercises identified how situated technologies supported hypothesis generation procedures through 3 types of collaborative reflection; remote sharing, dialogic and comparative information reflection.Implications for inquiry based learning are commented upon.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Extra Information: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice:
CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings Volume II — Short Papers & Posters
Editors: Hans Spada, Gerry Stahl, Naomi Miyake, Nancy Law
Keywords: collaborative learning; fieldwork
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 29442
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 09:46
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 13:55
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