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ERIC Number: EJ935945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
A Concept Map Approach to Developing Collaborative Mindtools for Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning
Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Shi, Yen-Ru; Chu, Hui-Chun
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n5 p778-789 Sep 2011
Recent advances in mobile and wireless communication technologies have enabled various new learning approaches which situate students in environments that combine real-world and digital-world learning resources; moreover, students are allowed to share knowledge or experiences with others during the learning process. Although such an approach seems to be promising and innovative, researchers have indicated several problems when applying it to practical applications, in particular, the lack of proper strategies or tools to assist the students to learn collaboratively in such a learning scenario with abundant content. Students might feel interested when using the mobile devices to learn; however, without proper assistance or guidance, their learning achievements are usually disappointing. To cope with this problem, this study proposes a concept map-oriented Mindtool for collaborative ubiquitous learning. Experimental results from a natural science course in an elementary school show that this approach not only enhances learning motivation but also improves the learning achievements of the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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