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Title:Cairn: Using digital markers to bridge learning communities
Author(s):Menking, Amanda; Bayo, Ivette; Fullerton, Sean
Subject(s):mobile app
interest network
geo-social network
informal learning
post-secondary education
social computing
Abstract:Cairn is a proposed geo-social networking mobile application that could help people search for, find, participate in, and tag learning communities, events, and artifacts. The goal of Cairn would be to enable users to find others with whom they can study, attend learning events, and share learning related artifacts, such as museum exhibits or historical markers. The primary target audience would consist of post-secondary students; the secondary target audience would be recent graduates and young professionals. Cairn is proposed to be a native mobile app integrated with existing web-based interest and/or social networks. This paper presents a design exploration, including an overview of the relevant sections of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) geo-social and learning markets, eight key features identified by focus groups and interviewees, a case informed by user research, and possible directions for prototype development and integration with
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Menking, A., Bayo, I., & Fullerton, S. (2013). Cairn: Using digital markers to bridge learning communities. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1086-1089). doi:10.9776/13524
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04

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