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nQuire: technological support for personal inquiry learning

Mulholland, Paul; Anastopoulou, Stamatina; Collins, Trevor; Feisst, Markus; Gaved, Mark; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Paxton, Mark; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike and Wright, Michael (2012). nQuire: technological support for personal inquiry learning. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 5(2) pp. 157–169.

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of nQuire, a software application to guide personal inquiry learning. nQuire provides teacher support for authoring, orchestrating and monitoring inquiries as well as student support for carrying out, configuring and reviewing inquiries. nQuire allows inquiries to be scripted and configured in various ways, so that personally relevant, rather than off-the-shelf inquiries, can be created and used by teachers and students. nQuire incorporates an approach to specifying learning flow that provides flexible access to current inquiry activities without precluding access to other activities for review and orientation. Dependencies between activities are automatically handled, ensuring decisions made by the student or teacher are propagated through the inquiry. nQuire can be used to support inquiry activities across individual, group and class levels at different parts of the inquiry and offers a flexible, web-based approach that can incorporate different devices (smart phone, netbook, PC) and does not rely on constant connectivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 IEEE
ISSN: 1939-1382
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
TEL-TLRP programmeNot SetEPSRC
TEL-TLRP programmeNot SetESRC
Keywords: fieldwork learning; nomadic learning environments; Learning Management Systems; instructor interfaces; collaborative learning tools; authoring tools; mobile and personal devices
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Institute of Educational Technology
Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 31252
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Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 11:19
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 02:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31252
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