Personal Inquiry: lessons learned

Anastopoulou, 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.



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.

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