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A Mobile Application with Embodied Multimodal Interactions for Understanding Representations of Motion in Physics
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics. (CeLeKT)
2012 (English)In: IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012 Berlin, Germany11-13 March 2012, 2012Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Current research in the Learning Sciences points out different methods and approaches to enhance and assist students in their learning and understanding of mathematical representations of the underlying physics of everyday situations. One of the aims of this paper is to address how mobile applications can be designed to support some of the pedagogical challenges associated with learners´ understanding of different graphical representations of motion – e.g. displacement as a function of time, velocity as a function of time, and how these couple to the actual motion, to each other, as well as to other mathematical representations of motion such as functions, equations and descriptive text. A prototype design is presented including a new type of application, or app, for mobile and in classroom use, using touch- and gesture based technology. One of the specific aims of this set of applications is to spur the learners exposure to, interaction with, as well as creation of multiple and multimodal representations of physical everyday phenomena involving motion, in a personal inquiry-based approach that could involve both informal as well as formal learning activities.  

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Multiple representations, physics education, embodied learning, e-learning, mobile learning, perceptual learning
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Media and Communication Technology
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Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19365OAI: diva2:530354
IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012 Berlin, Germany 11-13 March 2012
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-06-01 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved

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