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A mobile Location-Based Situated Learning Framework for Supporting Critical Thinking: A Requirements Analysis Study

Alnuaim, Abeer; Caleb-Solly, Praminda; Perry, Christine

Authors

Abeer Alnuaim abeer.alnuaim@uwe.ac.uk

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Praminda Caleb-Solly Praminda.Caleb-solly@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Assistive Robotics and Intelligent Health Technologies

Christine Perry christine.perry@uwe.ac.uk



Contributors

Demetrios G Sampson
Editor

Dirk Ifenthaler
Editor

J. Michael Spector
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Pedro Isaias
Editor

Abstract

© 2014, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. All rights reserved. This chapter presents the requirements work carried out as part of developing an intervention to improve students’ analysis and critical thinking skills using location-based mobile learning. The research emerged from seeking to identify ways of getting human–computer interaction design students into real-world environments, similar to those in which they will eventually be designing, thus maximising their ability to identify opportunities for innovation. The first stage in designing the system was to conduct a comprehensive requirements study to understand specific student and staff needs in the envisaged scenario. As part of this study, we were interested in identifying weaknesses in the current mode of teaching, as well as problems some students currently experience in understanding key concepts and staying focused on the task. We also noted scope for further supporting students with the analysis of their findings. This information has helped us determine the type and nature of location-based hints and formative feedback that the system can provide to aid students’ understanding of the context they are in.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 139-158
Book Title Digital Systems for Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning
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APA6 Citation Alnuaim, A., Caleb-Solly, P., & Perry, C. (2014). A mobile Location-Based Situated Learning Framework for Supporting Critical Thinking: A Requirements Analysis Study. In D. Ifenthaler, J. M. Spector, P. Isaias, & D. G. Sampson (Eds.), Digital Systems for Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning. , (139-158). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02264-2_10
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02264-2_10
Keywords location-based, mobile learning, critical thinking, requirements analysis
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02264-2_10
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