ERIC Number: EJ823475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Design and Implementation of Mapping Software: Developing Technology and Geography Skills in Two Different Learning Communities
Friedman, Robert S.; Drakes, Jerri; Deek, Fadi P.
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, v2002 n1 p277-294 2002
A software development collaboration project designed to maximize the skill sets and interests of school children and teachers, educational software technologists and researchers, and college undergraduates is presented. The work brings elementary school children with college seniors and technology consultants to implement a problem-solving methodology within a collaborative environment to design, develop, and implement a multimedia software application that enhances time and space orientation abilities of children and puts the programming, interface design, and multimedia systems capabilities of college students into action. This project-based learning offers students the opportunity to learn mapping skills, problem-solving techniques, and participatory design while planning and conducting virtual tours of their city.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, College Seniors, Student Projects, Active Learning, Problem Solving, Cooperative Planning, Map Skills, Cartography, Student Developed Materials, Consultants, Multimedia Materials, Courseware, Science Process Skills, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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