Title

Mobile G-Portal Supporting Collaborative Sharing and Learning in Geography Fieldwork: An Empirical Study

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2007

Abstract

Integrated with G-Portal, a Web-based geospatial digital library of geography resources, this paper describes the implementation of Mobile G-Portal, a group of mobile devices as learning assistant tools supporting collaborative sharing and learning for geography fieldwork. Based on a modified Technology Acceptance Model and a Task-Technology Fit model, an initial study with Mobile G-Portal was conducted involving 39 students in a local secondary school. The findings suggested positive indication of acceptance of Mobile G-Portal for geography fieldwork. The paper concludes with a discussion on technological challenges, recommendations for refinement of Mobile G-Portal, and design implications in general for digital libraries and personal digital assistants supporting mobile learning.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL2007)

Identifier

10.1145/1255175.1255269

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Vancouver, Canada

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1255175.1255269