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Guidelines for the design of location-based audio for mobile learning

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Sharples, Mike; Jones, Robert and Priestnall, Gary (2010). Guidelines for the design of location-based audio for mobile learning. In: Proceedings of the mLearn 2010 Conference, 19-22 Oct 2010, Valetta, Malta.

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In this paper, we discuss the value of location-based and movement-sensitive audio for learning. We distinguish three types of audio learning experience: audio vignettes, movement-based guides and mobile narratives. An analysis of projects in these three areas has resulted in the formulation of guidelines for the design of audio experiences. We offer a case study of a novel audio experience, called "A Chaotic Encounter", that delivers an adaptive story based on the pattern of movements of the user.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Unknown
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetRobert Jones' studentship at the Nottingham Doctoral Training Centre for the Digital Society is funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Programme.
Keywords: audio narratives; mobile learning; audio guides; location-based experiences
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
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Item ID: 29883
Depositing User: Elizabeth FitzGerald
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 16:25
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 07:38
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