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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

Praminda Caleb-Solly

Christine Perry



Abstract

This paper presents the requirements work carried out as part of developing an intervention to improve
students’ critical thinking skills using location-based mobile learning. The research emerged from seeking to
identify ways of getting Interaction Design students into real world environments, similar to those in which
they will eventually be designing, maximising their ability to identify opportunities for innovation.
The first stage in designing the system is to conduct a comprehensive requirements study to understand
specific student and staff needs in the envisaged scenario. As part of the requirements study we were interested
in identifying weaknesses in the current mode of teaching, as well as problems students currently experience in
understanding key concepts. We found that students did not stay adequately focused on the task and failed to
identify appropriate technologies. We also noted scope for further support with analysing their findings. This
information is helping us to 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.

Citation

Alnuaim, A., Caleb-Solly, P., & Perry, C. (2012, October). A mobile location-based situated learning framework for supporting critical thinking – A requirements analysis study. Paper presented at IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2012)

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2012)
Start Date Oct 18, 2012
End Date Oct 21, 2012
Publication Date Oct 18, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 163-170
Keywords location-based, mobile learning, critical thinking, requirements analysis
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2012)

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