Developing and evaluating ‘PlymTour’ a new mobile online educational resource for students on Plymouth’s people and places
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.
The final report can be found at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/about-us/teaching-and-learning/pedrio-and-ed-projects/pedrio-and-tls-completed-projects-technology.