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Title: Enabling in-car location-based experiential learning with Presentria GO

Authors: Ken Kwong-Kay Wong; Margaret Osborne

Addresses: School of Marketing, FCAD, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ' School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Seneca Business, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how millions around the globe are educated. The 2nd or 3rd waves of the disease have made learning in classrooms unsafe once again. Many schools are forced to send their students home to take online classes under their government's lock-down protocols. For many young learners, engaging with school is a significant part of their well-being, which has been compromised by the extended period of remote learning and low social interaction levels during the pandemic. New and innovative solutions to address learners' needs have been called during this pandemic. The Presentria GO system is an innovative solution that enables students from K-12 to higher education to learn experientially from their cars during a city excursion. Through a survey with 74 educators and a series of expert interviews and focus group discussions, insights into the feasibility of this active learning mode are explored. This paper proposes the concept of 'in-car location-based experiential learning' as one of the methods to engage students during the pandemic and beyond.

Keywords: active learning; experiential learning; in-car learning; mobile learning; location-based learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2023.128351

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2023 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.93 - 116

Received: 01 Mar 2021
Accepted: 23 Jul 2021

Published online: 18 Jan 2023 *

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