Smart Ambient: A pilot study to contextualise a location-based mobile application to support informal learning from cultural heritage sites

Alaa Alkhafaji, Sanaz Fallahkhair, Mihaela Cocea

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Abstract

This paper aims to present a pilot study of the development of a Location-Based Mobile application to support informal learning in the cultural heritage domain. In this paper, we introduce a prototype of the Mobile Location Based System. The application is intended for use in outdoor settings and aims to provide the user with automatic notifications of historical information regarding nearby heritage sites. The application presents the information automatically when the device is close to a certain place or statue while people are moving in the vicinity of those places. The study used a scenario-based method to investigate the actors and the suitable context of use. Finally, an evaluation of the prototype's main features was conducted to examine their usefulness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
Pages199-200
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
EventIEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) - Athens, Greece, 7-9 July 2014
Duration: 31 Dec 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)
Period31/12/14 → …

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Keywords

  • Informal Learning
  • Mobile Guide
  • Culture Heritage
  • Mobile Location Based Learning

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Alkhafaji, A., Fallahkhair, S., & Cocea, M. (2014). Smart Ambient: A pilot study to contextualise a location-based mobile application to support informal learning from cultural heritage sites. In IEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (pp. 199-200). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.64