Supporting science practices outdoors with mobile devices: Findings from the Tree Investigators augmented reality project

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Susan M. Land, Lucy R. McClain, Michael R. Mohney, Gi Woong Choi, Fariha H. Salman

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Abstract

This research examines how Tree Investigators supported families' science learning with mobile devices. Researchers coded videorecords of families at an Arboretum to understand how augmented reality elements influenced science talk related to observation and explanations about tree biodiversity. Findings suggested that augmented images that provided contrastive cases allowed for families to engage in observations and explanations as demonstrated by high levels of perceptual talk (such as describing and identifying).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-382
Number of pages2
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
StatePublished - Oct 31 2013
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2013Jun 19 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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