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dc.contributor.authorRikala, Jenni
dc.contributor.authorKankaanranta, Marja
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T06:46:16Z
dc.date.available2014-06-18T06:46:16Z
dc.date.issued2014fi
dc.identifier.citationRikala, J., & Kankaanranta, M. (2014). The Nature Tour Mobile Learning Application. Implementing the Mobile Application in Finnish Early Childhood Education Settings. In S. Zvacek, M. Restivo, J. Uhomoibhi, & M. Helfert (Eds.), <em>CSEDU 2014 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education : Volume 3</em> (pp. 171-178). SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_61279
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/43775
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the process and impact of the implementation of the Nature Tour mobile learning application in Finnish early childhood education settings. The interest is to explore whether the concept of Nature Tour mobile application meets the needs of early childhood education in field trips. The idea of the mobile application is to help recording and comparing nature observations as well as to arouse children’s interest in nature. The feasibility of the mobile application was evaluated through a theoretical framework, which includes the core aspects of mobile learning. The evaluation framework consists of two levels titled core level and medium level. Three of the core level aspects were realized well. These aspects were the aspect of context, time and space. The medium level aspects that were realized well were social aspect and learner aspect. While the device aspect was a slightly more challenging as the Nature Tour mobile application required literacy skills and therefore it required adult guidance. Another key aspect that should be added to the framework is the pedagogical aspect. The technology use in the early childhood settings evidently requires balance between the curriculum, children’s needs and human interactions, in other words, pedagogy.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications
dc.relation.ispartofCSEDU 2014 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education : Volume 3. Edited by S. Zvacek, M. Restivo, J. Uhomoibhi, & M. Helfert. SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. ISBN 978-989-758-022-2
dc.relation.urihttp://www.csedu.org/?y=2014
dc.subject.othermobiilioppiminenfi
dc.subject.otherverkko-opetusfi
dc.subject.othervarhaiskasvatusfi
dc.subject.othermobile learningfi
dc.subject.otherchildrenfi
dc.subject.otherearly childhood educationfi
dc.subject.otherchildhood curriculumfi
dc.subject.othermobile learning frameworkfi
dc.subject.otheroutdoor learningfi
dc.titleThe Nature Tour Mobile Learning Application. Implementing the Mobile Application in Finnish Early Childhood Education Settingsfi
dc.typeconferenceObject
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201404111509
dc.contributor.laitosInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosKoulutuksen tutkimuslaitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosTietotekniikan laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Information Technologyen
dc.contributor.laitosFinnish Institute for Educational Researchen
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Mathematical Information Technologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTietotekniikka
jyx.tutka.ksnameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.date.updated2014-04-11T06:12:14Z
dc.type.coarconference paper
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange171-178
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.conferenceCSEDU 2014 : 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. 1-3 April, 2014, Barcelona, Spain


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