Exploring Context-Aware Activities to Enhance the Learning Experience
Mobile geolocation applications have been growing in popularity in the last decade. The ability to run a service on a mobile device that provides facts or recreational information to users opens up new opportunities to create engaging learning contexts. However, the potential of such services has not been fully exploited within educational settings, as compiling functional, student-friendly, context-aware learning journeys required advanced programming skills. The authors discuss this challenge and present tools that facilitate the construction of gamified learning paths, which integrate context-aware activities and minigames as motivational drivers for learning. The paper reports on the user testing feedback obtained in workshop settings.
KeywordsAuthoring tools Learning path STEM Minigames Beacons QR codes GPS Learning experiences
This research is partially funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program of the European Union, BEACONING – Grant Agreement 68676 and by Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI) in Romania, Contract no. 19/2014 (DESiG).
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