Requirements for Supporting School Field Trips with Learning Tools

  • Madiha Shafaat Ahmad
  • Nguyen Thinh Le
  • Niels Pinkwart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)

Abstract

This paper attempts to identify the key requirements for learning tools that facilitate learning processes both in formal classroom settings and on outdoor field trips. For that purpose, a qualitative study has been conducted that consisted of interviewing ten teachers from two different states of Germany. The study showed that field trips are a combination of formal and informal learning and could be better facilitated by utilizing heterogonous learning technologies based on particular stages of a field trip. This study suggests a list of requirements for learning tools that facilitate field learning in multiple domains.

Keywords

Mobile learning Collaborative learning Learning technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madiha Shafaat Ahmad
    • 1
  • Nguyen Thinh Le
    • 1
  • Niels Pinkwart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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