School's out

September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p7
Trade Publication
School children explore the natural world with the aid of wireless technology and PDAs during an experimental field trip organized by university researchers. The Ambient Wood Project aimed to teach children from Brighton, England's Varndean School about the flora and fauna of local woodland using PDAs and a wireless network to provide context-sensitive e-learning material. 'The project is about combining play and learning,' explains Eric Harris, a research fellow for the University of Sussex in Brighton, England-based Interact Lab. 'The project was a way of supporting learning with technology, but in a real, rather than virtual, environment,' concludes Harris.


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