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ERIC Number: EJ786756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Environmental Detectives--The Development of an Augmented Reality Platform for Environmental Simulations
Klopfer, Eric; Squire, Kurt
Educational Technology Research and Development, v56 n2 p203-228 Apr 2008
The form factors of handheld computers make them increasingly popular among K-12 educators. Although some compelling examples of educational software for handhelds exist, we believe that the potential of this platform are just being discovered. This paper reviews innovative applications for mobile computing for both education and entertainment purposes, and then proposes a framework for approaching handheld applications we call "augmented reality educational gaming." We then describe our development process in creating a development platform for augmented reality games that draws from rapid prototyping, learner-centered software, and contemporary game design methodologies. We provide a narrative case study of our development activities spread across five case studies with classrooms, and provide a design narrative explaining this development process and articulate an approach to designing educational software on emerging technology platforms. Pedagogical, design, and technical conclusions and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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