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Promoting Scientific Inquiry through Student-Centered Activities and Mobile Learning Technology at a Wildlife Center
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, Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University, United States ; , College of Communication and Information, United States ; , , Learning Systems Institute, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how a mobile learning application supports the scientific inquiry process. An iPad application was developed to integrate with a content-driven website that provides information and instruction on the nature of science and scientific inquiry. Students use the iPad to make animal and habitat observations at a wildlife center. The observation data is connected to a database, which students access through a website, with all observations made by their peers and the general public. Students use the data to pose research questions and investigate natural phenomena that ultimately will aid, through critical thinking and problem solving, in the development of their scientific knowledge.

Citation

Mendenhall, A., Marty, P., Alemmane, N. & Clark, A. (2011). Promoting Scientific Inquiry through Student-Centered Activities and Mobile Learning Technology at a Wildlife Center. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 304). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 24, 2019 from .

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