ARIS is a tool that allows the use of GPS location and QR Codes to link to virtual characters, items, panoramics, HTML5 apps and media while making location based games, stories and Art.
Type of Material:
Can be used for personal development by educators or utilized as training for K-12 educators learning to create own location-based quests or stories.
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To learn how to create and integrate use of location-based games, art, or stories into instruction.
Target Student Population:
College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, College General Ed, Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
This tool can be used for training, teaching, or instruction development. Student can use the material to create a presentation that demonstrates grasp of content/concept.
Depending on technical skill comfort, it may take time to learn how to use the tool.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Allows for student interaction with instructional material; material can be set up to allow for education major/professional to work at own pace. This tool is highly interactive and fosters collaboration.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Users can connect the game into outside systems using web hooks, arduinos, flash apps etc.
It does require practice to use the tool; would suggest creating an informational handout prior to using tool.
Other Issues and Comments:
Items are available for free and offer users access 24/7, tasks can be set up for working at individual pace or as group collaborative. Overall this site serves as an option to creating segments of a quest using an organizer tool.It does requires practice to learn how to interact with the tools.
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