Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 220–234

The Design and Implementation of a Mobile Learning Resource

Authors

  • Mike Sharples
    • Educational Technology Research Group, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Dan Corlett
    • Educational Technology Research Group, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Oliver Westmancott
    • Educational Technology Research Group, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s007790200021

Cite this article as:
Sharples, M., Corlett, D. & Westmancott, O. Personal Ub Comp (2002) 6: 220. doi:10.1007/s007790200021

Abstract:

The convergence of mobile communications and handheld computers offers the opportunity to develop technology that will assist individuals and groups to learn anytime, anywhere. We describe the theory-informed design, implementation and evaluation of a handheld learning device. It is intended to support children to capture everyday events such as images, notes and sounds, to relate them to web-based learning resources, to organise these into a visual knowledge map, and to share them with other learners and teachers. A working prototype system, for children aged 9–11, is discussed and evaluated, as an exemplar of personal mobile systems for life-long learning.

Key words: Collaborative learning – Handheld learning device – Interactive learning environments – Knowledge map – Mobile learning

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002