Title: Combining mobile technologies in environmental education: a Greek case study

Authors: Michail Kalogiannakis; Stamatios Papadakis

Addresses: Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, University of Crete, Crete, Greece ' Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, University of Crete, Crete, Greece

Abstract: In recent years, due to the widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) various technological tools and services have found application in education. The education community has recognised that mobile devices and their applications can be used for environmental education as well as in education for sustainable development. Quick Response (QR) codes are an example as they successfully integrate mobile learning technology in Environmental Education. When attached to an object, the QR codes add a layer of digital functionality that transforms and expands the way users of mobile devices access the information without temporal-spatial restrictions. In the present study, we present a didactic approach that was implemented by High School teachers in the field of Environmental Education using mobile devices and QR codes.

Keywords: QR codes; mobile learning; environmental education; smart mobile devices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2017.084272

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2017 Vol.11 No.2, pp.108 - 130

Received: 20 Oct 2016
Accepted: 14 Dec 2016

Published online: 22 May 2017 *

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