Share Paper: Digital Places: Location-based Digital Practices in Higher Education using Bluetooth Beacons

  1. Ian Glover, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  2. Kieran McDonald, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Tuesday, June 26 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Oost

Abstract: The physical campus is a shared space that enables staff and students, industry and the public, to collaborate in the acquisition, construction and consolidation of knowledge. However, its position as the primary place for learning is being challenged by blended modes of study that range from learning experiences from fully online to more traditional campus-based approaches. Bluetooth beacons offer the potential to combine the strengths of both the digital world and the traditional university campus by augmenting physical spaces to enhance learning opportunities, and the student experience more generally. This simple technology offers new possibilities to extend and enrich opportunities ...