eCite Digital Repository

Information empowerment through mobile learning


Koh, RKC and Tan, HXL and Duh, B, Information empowerment through mobile learning, Proceedings of MobileHCI 2009, 15-18 September 2008, Bonn, Germany, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-1-60558-281-8 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Copyright Statement

Copyright 2009 The Author/owners

Official URL:


Information empowers those who make sense from its successful interpretation; this is especially true on the subject of weather where the recipient is required to have prior forms of fundamental understanding towards the natural occurring phenomenon and its effects. This study facilitates the learning of complex weather phenomena for children using a unique educational approach using mobile technology. The initiative runs under Singaporeís National Weather Study Project (NWSP), which already operates a network of mini weather stations in schools across the state to promote environmental awareness and support dynamic interactions with real time data. Its data is accessible via Web, Microsoft SensorMap and Google Earth interfaces. IWIS, an application for the recent Google Android mobile platform taps onto the fusion of mapping and the weather project serverís data to present to children accessible local multi-variate weather data depicted using visual metaphors and propagates the development of mobile learning applications in the imminent future.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Mobile learning, information visualization, visual cognition, knowledge management
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90320
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2015-02-13
Downloads:386 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page