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The development of mobile learning system for local history and geography of Taiwan

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4 Author(s)
Ju-Ling Shih ; Dept. of Inf. & Learning Technol., Nat. Univ. of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan ; Chien-Wen Chuang ; Jia-Jia Cheng ; Gwo-Jen Hwang

The purpose of this research is to create a technology-integrated environment where learners can be immersed in the authentic environment to learn Taiwan local history and geography using mobile learning system. Learners conduct investigations with the guidance of the PDA in the Q&A style. The system was tested on students from college to graduate level in the University of Tainan. The experiment was taken place in three places including Catholic Church of Wanchin, Gate of Donglong Temple in Tungkang, and Hsiao Familys Old House in Chia Dong. The results of preand post-test have shown positive learning effect on students' understanding to the history and geography. The usability test of the system has found positive reactions to the mobile learning system.

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Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (CAR), 2010 2nd International Asia Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

6-7 March 2010