We observed that students interact with a gamebook as if they were playing when

We observed that students interact with a gamebook as

This preview shows page 6 - 8 out of 9 pages.

We observed that students interact with a gamebook as if they were playing, when in fact they are using a tablet for learning a specific content. To this end, the study continues with the development and testing of this prototype in a broader educational context, where we will use a convenience sampling, based on a class of students in the 4th year of the 1st Cycle (Basic Education). In a second phase, more robust validation tests will be made with this and other targets, particularly covering subject areas that are traditionally unattractive to students (Math, Physics, etc.). VI. E XPERIMENTING WITH EPUB3 The experiments with the EPUB3 standard started with the creation of an ebook about a beautiful lagoon with a diversified fauna and flora in the middle of Portugal (Óbidos). In the project we tried many different widgets and scripts that somehow emulated the effects achieved with the Apple format iBooks. Because the EPUB3 norm doesn’t specify what kinds of JavaScript should be used we had to try proven solutions, for example, based on the jQuery library that may be applied in many platforms. For instance, some scripts used in touch platforms for interaction with a panoramic photo: <script src='scripts/jquery-1.8.3.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script src='scripts/jquery.ui.touch-punch.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script src='scripts/jquery.reel-1.2-bundle.js' type='text/javascript'> </script> Another device tried was Lightbox, a technique that uses a small JavaScript library that lets you view and increase the images and other content overlapping to the main page, instead of causing a new page load (fig. 4). When the overlay is displayed, the rest of the content of the page is dimmed for the user to focus only on the interesting part. Although the pages can be greatly expanded in tablets, one of the advantages of this plug-in is to include informational text. Depending on your settings, the overlay can be positioned, adapted to the size of the browser window on the fly. The plug-in determines which links are activated via the “href” attribute. Lokesh Dhakar wrote the plugin used: <script src="js/lightbox.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('a').smoothScroll({ speed: 1000, easing: 'easeInOutCubic' }); $('.showOlderChanges').on('click', function(e){ $('.changelog .old').slideDown('slow'); $(this).fadeOut(); e.preventDefault(); 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL) 978-1-4799-4742-3/14/$31.00 ©2014 IEEE November 13-14, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece Page 10
Image of page 6
}) () Another device tried was Lightbox, a technique that uses a small JavaScript library that lets you view and increase the images and other content overlapping to the main page, instead of causing a new page load (fig. 4). When the overlay is displayed, the rest of the content of the page is dimmed for the user to focus only on the interesting part. Although the pages can be greatly expanded in tablets, one of the advantages of this plug-in is to include informational text. Depending on your
Image of page 7
Image of page 8

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture