Dept of Information Technology, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland
July 2010 – December 2010. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR
My work at H-STAR focuses on social mobile media and their applications to learning. My visit is a part of the “Educational Technology at School’s Everyday Life (Optek)” project, funded by Tekes. The aim is to study social mobile media as an enabler for new learning concepts. Emerging technologies such as tablet devices and smartphones support outside-classroom learning activities in many new ways, for example utilizing contextual data such as location information, streaming video, etc. Based on recent research in Finland and Stanford, in co-operation with Stanford researchers I intend to survey the research field, implement examples of map-based learning environments in social mobile media, and propose a future research agenda.