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ERIC Number: EJ912354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Using Mobile Phones for Science Learning
Kahr-Hojland, Anne
Primary Science Review, n98 p26-28 May-Jun 2007
This article describes the EGO-TRAP project in which students' visits to the Experimentarium science centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, are structured via their mobile phones. EGO-TRAP, so called because it engages visitors in a personal investigation, has been developed with the aim of creating a structured learning experience for children visiting the Experimentarium. It is designed as a virtual extension of the interactive exhibits at the centre. Although initially directed at young people from high schools in Denmark, a version for primary school children is now being developed. EGO-TRAP uses features often found in computer games and applies them to the concrete physical environment of the science centre. The mobile phone was chosen as the vehicle for creating an interactive story at the science centre because, among other things, mobile phones have the capacity to organise information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark