Title

Mobile-Enhanced Field Research: Biocore Plant Identification

Document Type

Conference Paper

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Games+Learning+Society Conference

Publisher

ETC Press

Location

Madison, WI

Publication Date

6-10-2014

First Page

458

Last Page

459

Abstract

In this report, we discuss a pilot study of a plant identification field research activity in an undergraduate “Biocore: Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution” laboratory course at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. This study investigates the efficiency and accuracy of using mobile devices for field research data collection activities. We draw from theories of distributed cognition (Cole & Engeström 1993; Hutchins, 1995) and situated learning (Brown, Collins& Duguid, 1989; Lave & Wenger, 1991) to explore how novices use mobile devices in the field to collect data. We conducted a design experiment(Brown, 1995), and we offer our findings and their implications for the development of a generalized field research platform.

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