A technology supported visitation program to the Sydney Olympic Park

learner challenges and teacher support

Gwyn Brickell, Lori Lockyer, Jan Herrington, Gordon Brown, Barry Harper

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Abstract

This paper outlines the development and initial implementation of a technology -supported visitation program for the site of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia - the Sydney Olympic Park. The site is embedded with rich content and offers a broad range of extended studies and investigations for school children. The context provides learning activities before students visit the park site, specific tasks during their visit and follow up tasks to resolve the challenge post-visit. The program is developed within the content and process parameters of local curriculum specifications and uses the latest technology and research in such contexts. The project has numerous features to be investigated through multiple research agendas such as learning object repositories; supporting teachers in developing effective technology -supported pedagogical designs through an electronic performance support system; and, the use of cognitive tools to scaffold learners through the learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationED-MEDIA 2004-world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia & telecommunications
EditorsLorenzo Cantoni, Catherine McLoughlin
Place of PublicationLugano, Switzerland
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages4683-4689
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880094532
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004) - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Jun 200426 Jun 2004

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004)
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period21/06/0426/06/04

Cite this

Brickell, G., Lockyer, L., Herrington, J., Brown, G., & Harper, B. (2004). A technology supported visitation program to the Sydney Olympic Park: learner challenges and teacher support. In L. Cantoni, & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), ED-MEDIA 2004-world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia & telecommunications (pp. 4683-4689). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.