Towards gathering initial requirements of developing a mobile service to support informal learning at cultural heritage sites

Alaa Alkhafaji, Sanaz Fallahkhair, Mihaela Cocea

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNpeer-review


Informal learning allows learners to be in charge of their own learning process instead of being a content consumer. Harnessing mobile technology in informal learning field could help learners in taking a learning opportunity whenever they need either individually or in a group. This paper presents a small-scale study to investigate how people may use mobile technology for learning purposes in cultural heritage contexts. A focus group approach was used to capture preliminary results of user requirements. Based on these results, a scenario-based method was used to reflect a tangible picture regarding how people interact with mobile services. This study serves as an initial step of the series of gathering user requirements in developing a mobile location-based learning service.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age
Place of PublicationMaynooth, Ireland
PublisherInternational Association for the Development of the Information Society
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9789898533432
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2015
EventInternational Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age - Maynooth, Ireland, 24-26 October 2015
Duration: 24 Oct 2015 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age
Period24/10/15 → …


  • Mobile Technology
  • Cultural heritage
  • Informal learning

Cite this