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Towards mobile tour guides supporting collaborative learning in small groups

Michael Kruppa; Andrew Lum; William Niu; Miriam Weinel
In: Peter Brusilovsky; Charles Callaway; Andreas Nürnberger (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Personalized Information Access (PIA2005) in conjunction with the User Modeling Conference 2005. Workshop on Personalized Information Access (PIA-2005), located at User Modeling 2005, July 24-30, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Pages 54-64, Universität Magdeburg, 2005.


Within this paper we address the problem of supporting small groups of museum visitors by means of museum tour guides based on mobile devices. Instead of forcing members of such groups into isolation, as today's personal museum guides do, we aim at supporting the potential of collaborative learning within such groups. In order to evaluate our approach, we propose a large scale user study evaluating the effectiveness of the group collaboration encouraged by the system.