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Poster presented at EDUCAUSE 2010 in Anaheim, CA.

Poster presented at EDUCAUSE 2010 in Anaheim, CA.

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Augmenting the Reality of the Classroom: Integrating Location-Based Concepts within the Curriculum

  1. 1. AUGMENTING THE REALITY OF THE CLASSROOM: INTEGRATING LOCATING BASED CONCEPTS IN THE CLASSROOM CHALLENGE EXAMPLES Curriculum content often includes a spatial CHICAGO CT HISTORY 1890 map of Chicago Includes statewide and component but it is difficult to integrate maps Worlds Fair with ability county maps of CT and geographic data within the class. By to toggle modern from 1766 to 1859. developing a series of interactive resources to locations, view 1890 Users can explore town enable students to explore a concept from a streets, & expansion location based perspective, course content highlights over 90+ can be enhanced with contextual based maps select years of and geographic data. areas. early CT history. http://bit.ly/d8NBVT http://bit.ly/bzdAhU METHODS MASH-UP QR CODES 1934 AERIALS REDLINING Develop interactive Utilize Quick Response Compare modern day 1937 Home Owners Google Map mash-ups (QR) codes to enable locations with 1934 Loan Corporation using maps and data users to quickly view a aerial imagery of CT. residential security that enhance course course related resource This aerial photo mash- maps for Hartford, CT. content. Map Mash-up via a mobile device. QR up allows Includes includes data layers, codes are users to preview of address search, and provided compare a dual historic maps and/or air in addition the past & interface. photos. to URLs. present. http://bit.ly/dySgYJ http://bit.ly/96ZK7g David Avery, Jeffrey Dunn & Michael Howser For more Examples Visit: EDUCAUSE 2010 - October 12-15, 2010 magic.lib.uconn.edu

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