Developing and evaluating ‘PlymTour’ a new mobile online educational resource for students on Plymouth’s people and places
Recent pedagogic research highlights a need to incorporate mobile learning technologies (MLT) into teaching practice to assist and enhance the learning experience. MLT encourage active, place-based learning by encouraging students to interface with their environment, potentially increasing their agency within the learning process. This project responds to this call by developing and evaluating ‘PlymTour’ – a digital walking tour of central Plymouth for use on mobile devices, which aids disciplinary-based learning in situ and outdoors and encourages students to explore and learn about their term-time location. This develops previous knowledge of MLT by exploring how engagement can extend place-based learning beyond simply learning about place.