ARIS: Creating Mobile Learning Experiences
|Conference||2011 NMC Summer Conference|
|Conference Track||Tools and Techniques|
|Session Mode||Hands-on Lab|
|Co-presenters||Chris Holden (University of New Mexico), John Martin (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Seann Dikkers (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Chris Blakesley (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Jim Mathews (University of Wisconsin - Madison)|
ARIS, an open-source tool that creates mobile games, tours, and interactive stories, uses GPS and QR codes to create media-rich experiences on mobile devices. Players are immersed in a virtual world of interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space. Presenters will demonstrate two ARIS games: The first teaches Spanish through narrative; the second is a situated documentary that places students in the role of reporter during a riot in the late 60's. Conference participants are invited to join the ARIS design workshop and growing community of designers.