Lois Roth Award

I recently found out that I would be receiving the 2008 Lois Roth Award. This came as quite a pleasant surprise to me. The award is connected to the Fulbright organization and honors Lois Roth, a former Fulbright grantee and cultural diplomat. In any case, this was quite an honor and it is really encouraging to have this support for my project!

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--Rolf Steier


Considering Physical Space in Museum-Based Mobile Learning

I've been busy working on a paper for the past few weeks, and I've just submitted it to a conference on mobile learning. The title for the paper is the same as above (Considering Physical Space in Museum-Based Mobile Learning) and I'll post the abstract below. It was based on a post I wrote several weeks ago here.
For now, here is the abstract, and I'll wait until it gets reviewed before sharing more of it.

This paper addresses current conceptions of mobile learning in museums with an emphasis on the relationship between physical space and mobile learning. The goals of the paper are to introduce a perspective that considers museum space as supporting and enriching mobile learning interactions and to propose the development of design principles for future museum and exhibit designs.

-- Rolf Steier