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Development and Evaluation of Information Providing System Using PDA and GPS for Nature Observation

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  • GPS・PDAによる自然観察のための資料提示システム
  • GPS PDA ニ ヨル シゼン カンサツ ノ タメ ノ シリョウ テイジ システム

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Learning through experience is a key for successful environmental education. Nature watching, in which learners are expected to observe interesting objects such as flowers, animals, insects, trees or flowers while walking in the forest, is becoming more and more popular, and in most cases, learners just follow their lecturer and walk along a given course during nature watching. However, this type of learning may not promote spontaneous activities of learners to find something interesting in nature by themselves. Therefore, we developed a system for supporting environmental education using GPS (Global Positioning System) and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), which provides learners with location-based information on nature. While learners explore the forest with the developed system, they are expected to come to a specific point where some location-based information is shown on the display of PDA. As a result of two field tests, we find that almost all participants enjoyed themselves.

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