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Facilitating learning interests through mobile information visualization


Gu, YX and Koh, RKC and Chen, VHH and Duh, HB-L, Facilitating learning interests through mobile information visualization, Proceedings of 2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 5-7 July 2010, Sousse, Tunisia, pp. 323-327. ISBN 978-0-7695-4055-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICALT.2010.92


In this paper, a mobile approach for ambient learning is presented. As an example of the concept, modeling is done to deliver educational content on weather phenomenon to schoolchildren. Information visualization techniques are utilized to present an alternative approach of knowledge delivery that could be considered to be beyond conventional classroom based teachings. The concept is demonstrated with the ‘Interactive Weather Information System’ (IWIS) platform. During the user tests, the effectiveness of the proposed method on knowledge conveyance was evaluated. Usability tests showed that IWIS serves as a good stimulus to captivate the learning interests of the target user group (children from 10 to 12 years old). In addition, the new issues that surfaced could be used as design considerations or factors in subsequent research work in this area.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:information visualization, mobile learning, visual cognition
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, HB-L (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90325
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-05-21

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