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nQuire: Technological Support for Personal Inquiry Learning

P. Mulholland, S. Anastopoulou, T. Collins, M. Feisst, M. Gaved, L. Kerawalla, M. Paxton, E. Scanlon, M. Sharples, M. Wright
2012 IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies  
This paper describes the development of nQuire, a software application to guide personal inquiry learning. nQuire provides teacher support for authoring, orchestrating, and monitoring inquiries as well  ...  as student support for carrying out, configuring, and reviewing inquiries. nQuire allows inquiries to be scripted and configured in various ways, so that personally relevant, rather than offthe-shelf  ...  They would also like to thank Sciencescope for their advice and support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tlt.2011.32 fatcat:q4jl6rfsjzgo3ecwdsrc5mdchy

nQuire for the OpenScience Lab: Supporting Communities of Inquiry Learning [chapter]

Eloy Villasclaras-Fernandez, Mike Sharples, Simon Kelley, Eileen Scanlon
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We have developed a platform to support Citizen Inquiry activities, based on the nQuire Toolkit software which was originally designed to support inquiry-based learning activities for schools.  ...  Citizen Inquiry is an innovative way for learners to engage in practical scientific activities, in which they take the role of self-regulated scientists in informal learning contexts.  ...  Background (Technology) To support citizen inquiry activities, several extensions to the nQuire Toolkit have been made: -Integration of scientific instruments. nQuire is currently being integrated with  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40814-4_64 fatcat:4wumcapktnc6rhkrykphs35wy4

Designing citizen science tools for learning: lessons learnt from the iterative development of nQuire

Christothea Herodotou, Maria Aristeidou, Mike Sharples, Eileen Scanlon
2018 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  
This paper reports on a 4-year research and development case study about the design of citizen science tools for inquiry learning.  ...  DBR was focused on the refinement of a central concept, 'citizen inquiry', by exploring how it can be instantiated in educational technologies and interventions.  ...  science tools for supporting inquiry learning, in particular the nQuire-it platform and the Sense-it mobile application.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41039-018-0072-1 pmid:30595735 pmcid:PMC6294203 fatcat:fl6ijqfg5fa3jht426jggaifba

Visions for the Future of Educational Technology [chapter]

Mike Sharples
2019 Educational visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation  
A promising future research agenda is to examine how new educational technology can combine personalized with social learning.  ...  Educational Technology is in a period of exciting change, with new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, new techniques to analyse student data, and new pedagogies for learning online at  ...  And some themes set an agenda for future research and development, including analytics for learning and how to combine personalized with social learning online.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bcg.j fatcat:hpuq4zskhbftfm5j3my7iri6xy

Orchestrating new forms of learning using technology

Brett
2011 Zenodo  
Deliverable for STELLAR project  ...  For more information see http://www.migen.org/ or contact Richard Noss [r.noss@ioe.ac.uk] The Personal Inquiry project aimed to provide a continuous learning experience across contexts in order to support  ...  Orchestrating inquiry learning within and beyond the classroom Challenges for teachers The Personal Inquiry project found that the role of the teacher was central for successful orchestration, but that  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4412848 fatcat:2bxwx4g4ybb3hanqgwoujpjwbi

An exploration of inquiry-based authentic learning enabled by mobile technology for primary science

Wing Kei Yeung, Daner Sun
2021 International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation  
Thus, we conducted a study on exploring the impact of a learning platform nQuire-it together with its scientific mobile sensors in an authentic and inquiry-based learning environment on students' science  ...  To examine the effectiveness of this learning platform and its mobile sensors, a mixed methods study was conducted for analysing students' performance in science inquiry, conceptual understanding and ability  ...  supporting the nQuire-it implementation and research in Hong Kong.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmlo.2021.10032844 fatcat:la5skqkkyzcldmiot6vy4oqkj4

Orchestrating Inquiry Learning

Päivi Rasi
2015 Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning  
The authors discuss personal inquiry learning, the role of technology in supporting inquiry projects, and the key approaches to scripting.  ...  The various roles of the computer-based toolkit (nQuire, also discussed in Chapters 2, 4, and 5) in supporting learning are also explored, as are students' learning outcomes and the implications for supporting  ... 
doi:10.7771/1541-5015.1542 fatcat:yf5ntgfrm5c7rk37ndw66iquc4

Personal Inquiry: Orchestrating Science Investigations Within and Beyond the Classroom

Mike Sharples, Eileen Scanlon, Shaaron Ainsworth, Stamatina Anastopoulou, Trevor Collins, Charles Crook, Ann Jones, Lucinda Kerawalla, Karen Littleton, Paul Mulholland, Claire O'Malley
2014 The Journal of the Learning Sciences  
We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support scripted personal inquiry learning, and a study of its use with school students ages 11-14.  ...  Our ambition has been to recruit scripted personal technologies into the support of effective learning between formal and informal settings. The nQuire software application addresses this aim.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10508406.2014.944642 fatcat:nexl2gj25bhkfnfxc76cr7wmyi

Supporting Citizen Inquiry: An Investigation of Moon Rock [chapter]

Eloy David Villasclaras-Fernandez, Mike Sharples, Simon Kelley, Eileen Scanlon
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Citizen inquiry is an innovative way for non-professionals to engage in practical scientific activities, in which they take the role of self-regulated scientists in informal learning contexts.  ...  To understand the challenges of supporting citizen inquiry, a prototype system and activity has been developed: the Moon Rock Explorer.  ...  Inquiry Based Learning support The Personal Inquiry project developed the nQuire toolkit to support IBL activities for science learning in secondary education (Mulholland et al., 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40814-4_30 fatcat:gzruddloizdudjhvfgmamh3xdy

The Sense-it App

Mike Sharples, Maria Aristeidou, Eloy Villasclaras-Fernández, Christothea Herodotou, Eileen Scanlon
2017 International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning  
NQUIRe-IT: A PLATFoRM FoR CITIZeN INQUIRy The nQuire-it platform was also developed during the nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry project.  ...  SeNSe-IT: A MoBILe APPLICATIoN FoR CITIZeN INQUIRy Central to citizen inquiry is the use of personal mobile devices for collecting and sharing data.  ...  As technology enables a more seamless experience of device supported learning worlds that may integrate mobile, embedded, augmented, and immersive technologies, we may expect to see increasing interest  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijmbl.2017040102 fatcat:gqdqdlpoezcm7nye2b3ayz2hti

Methods of Promoting Learning and Data Quality in Citizen and Community Science

Christothea Herodotou, Eileen Scanlon, Mike Sharples
2021 Frontiers in Climate  
They are less likely to have an explicit objective to support and promote volunteers' learning.  ...  support from the Open University/BBC partnership. nQuire scaffolds the design of high quality scientific inquiries through an authoring functionality and a process of data quality review by experts.  ...  biodiversity datasets. nQuire Citizen or Community Inquiry has been operationalised in a bespoke, online solution, the nQuire platform (www.nquire.org.uk). nQuire has been designed with support from the  ... 
doi:10.3389/fclim.2021.614567 fatcat:uqiaayoejnh23a3bxgd5du6gie

STEM Learning: Foundations [chapter]

Eileen Scanlon, Christothea Herodotou, Denise Whitelock, Chris Edwards
2019 Educational visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation  
In this chapter we will consider our work on conceptual change in science and on the development of pedagogy and technology on personal inquiry using nQuire, and include work integrating these developments  ...  We illustrate how judicious use of technology and pedagogy can promote enthusiastic engagement with science and give opportunities for participation and learning.  ...  At the culmination of this project we developed nQuire, a software application to guide personal inquiry learning. nQuire provides teacher support for authoring, orchestrating and monitoring inquiries  ... 
doi:10.5334/bcg.h fatcat:olgd4xwqpfgsbh45maqlfl33om

Using object-based activities and an online inquiry platform to support learners' engagement with their heritage language and culture [chapter]

Koula Charitonos, Marina Charalampidi, Eileen Scanlon
2016 CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016  
For the purposes of this study, the learners used mobile and web-based technologies, i.e. nQuire-It platform (http://www.nquire-it. org), to explore their environment through specific missions.  ...  The paper presents this study and shares some preliminary findings and insights regarding the integration of mobile technologies within heritage language learning and teaching.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the British Academy for providing the funding for this study (British Academy Schools Language Awards 2015).  ... 
doi:10.14705/rpnet.2016.eurocall2016.543 fatcat:a74ke6jqr5hnhbemzy5sqlnjle

STEM Learning: Futures [chapter]

Christothea Herodotou, Eileen Scanlon, Denise Whitelock
2019 Educational visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation  
The case studies in this chapter illustrate the persistent intent of supporting science learners and a shared vision of the range of support under development for this end.  ...  In one thread we look at informal learning and linking journeys between formal and informal learning and how we have built on previous work on developing inquiry learning.  ...  In the case of Citizen Inquiry, advancements in technology enabled testing and evaluation of this pedagogy and supported progress towards a learning vision.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bcg.i fatcat:xe3jfpmanzby3frf4s4yunyzr4

Sense-it: A Smartphone Toolkit for Citizen Inquiry Learning [chapter]

Mike Sharples, Maria Aristeidou, Eloy Villasclaras-Fernández, Christothea Herodotou, Eileen Scanlon
2015 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
As a tool for inquiry learning, the sensors can be linked to 'missions' on the nQuire-it website, allowing learners to sample and share data for collaborative crowd-sourced investigations.  ...  These four investigations represent a variety of methods to initiate, orchestrate and conclude inquiry science learning.  ...  Acknowledgements We wish to thank Nominet Trust for funding this project, and Sheffield UTC for the support of teachers and students as collaborators in the design of nQuire-it and Sense-it.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25684-9_27 fatcat:3rtdcbclqjfnnn76scrqoeby7i
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