ERIC Number: EJ1105813
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Publication Date: 2016-Aug
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Embodied Experiences of Place: A Study of History Learning with Mobile Technologies
Price, S.; Jewitt, C.; Sakr, M.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v32 n4 p345-359 Aug 2016
This paper reports an empirical study that takes a multimodal analytical approach to examine how mobile technologies shape students' exploration and experience of place during a history learning activity in situ. In history education, mobile technologies provide opportunities for authentic experiential learning activities that have the potential to re-mediate students' understanding of space and place through enacted interaction, and to make the learning more memorable. A key question is how learners work with the physical and digital information in the context of that learning experience, and how this supports new experiences and understanding of space and place. Findings suggest that embodied mobile experiences foster the creation of both physical and digital markers, which were instrumental in concretizing the history experience and developing new narratives. The findings also show how different representational forms of digital information mediated interaction in specific ways and how digital augmentation can lead to conflation in student understanding of space and time. These findings inform our understanding of the value of mobile applications in supporting embodied learning experiences and provide key implications for pedagogical design, both in situ and back in the classroom.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Learning Activities, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, History, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Integration
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