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Outdoor education by location-awareness using RFID and two-dimensional symbology tags
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, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan ; , , , , Chiba University, Japan ; , , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

We developed a support system for outdoor learning using exploratory observation. We conducted an experiment using the system in a course for practical studies of nature observation, and then evaluated the system. The system uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and two-dimensional (2-D) symbology tags to locate positions on a horticultural farm and its surrounding forests. Students were able to get a description and an educational hint by using a reader to detect the tags. A small personal computer with an RFID reader was used to detect RFID tags and show their corresponding information. A mobile phone with a camera was used to read 2-D symbology tags and retrieve the information. After an exploratory observation, an evaluation was conducted using a questionnaire. The evaluation shows that both RFID and 2-D symbology tags were regarded highly by students and the system was useful for outdoor learning. A comparison of the two tag systems shows that the 2-D symbology tag system was preferred because it used a small and lightweight mobile phone.

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Osawa, N., Noda, K., Tsukagoshi, S., Noma, Y., Ando, A., Shibuya, T. & Kondo, K. (2005). Outdoor education by location-awareness using RFID and two-dimensional symbology tags. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 276-283). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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