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Title: Mobile Family Learning in the Science Museum
Authors: Suriyakul Na Ayudhya, Wijitra
Vavoula, Giasemi
First Published: 30-Oct-2017
Presented at: mLearn 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus
Start Date: 30-Oct-2017
End Date: 1-Nov-2017
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of mLearn 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus, Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2017
Abstract: This paper presents the development and evaluation of a mobile app for families visiting a science museum in Thailand. The app was designed to help adults in family groups to support children’s learning during the visit while learning about new science concepts and ideas themselves. The design of the app was based on a family learning needs analysis study. The evaluation focused on the impacts of the app on family learning outcomes and on family engagement with exhibits. Findings suggest that the app (a) significantly increased family dwell time, (b) provided an additional platform for family interactions, and (c) amplified learning outcomes.
DOI Link: 10.1145/3136907.3136948
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5255-0
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © 2017, ACM. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers & Presentations, School of Museum Studies

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