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Personal Inquiry: lessons learned

Anastopolou, Stamatina; Sharples , Mike; Wright , Michael; Ainsworth , Shaaron; Crook , Charles; Norton , Bronya and O'Malley, Claire (2009). Personal Inquiry: lessons learned. In: mLearn 2009 Conference, 26-30 Oct 2009, Orlando, FL, US.

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The paper describes a school trial carried out to support inquiry learning between formal and informal settings supported by personal mobile technology. The aim of the school trial was to explore how a first version of the PI Toolkit facilitates secondary school students in performing a personally relevant scientific inquiry both in a science classroom as well as at home. An analysis of classroom video and interviews has resulted in a set of incidents from which we have derived design guidelines and challenges for implementing technology-supported inquiry learning where personal technology is used and within which personally relevant investigations are conducted by students.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 31305
Depositing User: Mike Sharples
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 16:00
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 17:59
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