Iphone elearn conference - Our iPhone Tree Tour App

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Iphone elearn conference - Our iPhone Tree Tour App

  1. 1. Place-based LearningPlace-based Learning and the iPhoneand the iPhone
  2. 2. Some ContextSome Context OSU: Cooperative Extension and College of Ag Science Local: History of location-based demonstrations (educational trains, demo farms, land management, “how to” content Distribution: thousands of print-based publications, few mobile platform resources for audience Mobility top emerging medium (Horizon Report, 2010), billions – 4 billion devices worldwide
  3. 3. The ApplicationThe Application - Open versus closed platform (2009 vs 2010) - Tree Tour with 10-25 trees per tour - Cost, control, continuation - 4 months of development (1st time) - Educational software (process) - Local DB (SQLite), GPS, visual markup
  4. 4. Apps and LocationApps and Location Location-based services Examples: FourSquare, SCVNGR
  5. 5. The ApplicationThe Application
  6. 6. The ApplicationThe Application
  7. 7. The ApplicationThe Application
  8. 8. The ApplicationThe Application
  9. 9. The ApplicationThe Application
  10. 10. • Licensing Challenges • Partnerships • Funding • Open vs. Closed • GPS accuracy Lessons LearnedLessons Learned • Augmented Reality (visual markup) • Interface design • Usability testing • Resources
  11. 11. Sharing Our Code (Partnerships) ….Sharing Our Code (Partnerships) …. • Sea Grant and OR State Parks • Place-based interpretation • Canoe tour of park with GPS location
  12. 12. Thank you! Chris LaBelle chris.labelle@oregonstate.edu

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