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Future Internet 2013, 5(1), 95-112; doi:10.3390/fi5010095

Supporting Learning with Wireless Sensor Data

1,*  and 2
1 Cicero Learning Network, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, P.O. Box 9, Helsinki 00014, Finland 2 Advanced Multimedia Center, Tampere University of Technology, Pohjoisranta 11C, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland
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Received: 30 January 2013 / Revised: 1 March 2013 / Accepted: 12 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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In this article, learning is studied in in situ applications that involve sensors. The main questions are how to conceptualize experiential learning involving sensors and what kinds of learning applications using sensors already exist or could be designed. It is claimed that experiential learning, context information and sensor data supports twenty first century learning. The concepts of context, technology-mediated experiences, shared felt experiences and experiential learning theory will be used to describe a framework for sensor-based mobile learning environments. Several scenarios and case examples using sensors and sensor data will be presented, and they will be analyzed using the framework. Finally, the article contributes to the discussion concerning the role of technology-mediated learning experiences and collective sensor data in developing twenty first century learning by characterizing what kinds of skills and competences are supported in learning situations that involve sensors.
Keywords: sensor; network; mobile; learning; GPS; location; accelerometer; gaming; games; experience; context sensor; network; mobile; learning; GPS; location; accelerometer; gaming; games; experience; context
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Multisilta, J.; Perttula, A. Supporting Learning with Wireless Sensor Data. Future Internet 2013, 5, 95-112.

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