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George Plakke

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George Plakke and Jan Lepentak presentation at Handheld Learning 2008 Conference

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George Plakke

  1. 1. Handheld Learning in a Frisian nature park <ul><li>Jan Lepeltak & George Plakke </li></ul>
  2. 2. Where is Fryslân? Project Partners: • NHL-University for Professional Development (e.g. former polytechnics) in Leeuwarden: institute for education and institute for communication and mediadesign • IVN (Institute for environmental education) • KeurICT: software developers Made possible by NHL, province of Fryslân, EU HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  3. 3. General objectives: • Develop a technological platform for educational adventure games • Develop content for grade 8th-10 th about environmental issues related with the national park • Must be used by school classes and family’s with kids (visitor centre) in the field HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  4. 4. Educational objectives: • Stimulate environmental and sustainability awareness. • Stimulate outdoor use of ICT. • Use modern modern media. HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  5. 5. How can we reach our objectives? • Using principles of collaborative learning • Adventure game • Assignments are related with specific locations • Kids have to touch, observe, taste etc. (use there senses): Php-paper (acid rate) thermometer, measuring tape HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  6. 6. short promofilm HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  7. 7. How do we integrate GPS and PDA? • Platform Adobe Flash and Visual Studio .Net, the best of 2 worlds. • Front interface and multimedia Flash for pocket PC • GPS framework .net c# • Parse data with XML between flash and c# HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  8. 8. Intro of the story-line: main characters: • editor daily local newspaper • an alien • storyline serves as planned route HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  9. 9. VeenQuest concept can be used for: • musea • Zoological/botanic gardens • Historical spots like (old) city centres • Etc. New developments combination of Coach (interface for measuring etc in science curriculum) and PDA-data logging. HHL ‘ 08 | VeenQuest | J.Lepeltak | G.Plakke
  10. 10. Questions? Info: Take our cards: [email_address] g.plakke@keurict.com / www.keurict.com

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