Promoting Situated Learning with Mobile Devices: The TourGuide Project
Using mobile devices to promote situated learning opportunities provides opportunities for constructivist learning. TourGuide is a web-based application that leverages HTML5 to create a mobile environment capable of supporting student-created tours. This presentation will outline projects involving TourGuide that allow students to use the entire campus as their classroom, exploring ideas and artifacts in their original contexts.
OUTCOMES: Make the case for the power of mobile-based situated learning * Generate awareness of our tool, which supports student learning in this manner * Contribute to an understanding of the powerful learning experiences that can be had by experiencing artifacts in their authentic context
Assistant Dean for Academic and Research Technology, Michigan State University
Stephen ThomasCurriculum Developer, Michigan State University
Tatum WalkerInstructional Technologist, Michigan State University