Data Model and Smartphone App in an Observational Research Social Network

Cristina Mesquita, Rui Pedro Lopes

Abstract

Children observation is a time consuming and complex process that involves time and knowledge. However, when performed adequately, it is fundamental for both child and professionals development, allowing a sound basis for reflection and action around learning experiences and teaching environments. Following specific guidelines and programs can help the teachers reduce inherent subjectivity. The EEL/DQP was developed to evaluate and improve quality in preschool education. This program is enhanced by using a rigorous observation process of children and adults. In this paper we propose an unified data model to structure the information from the thirteen steps of the EEL/DQP. Moreover, we also describe a smartphone application to assist the observer, recording notes, sound, photos and video.

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Mesquita C. and Pedro Lopes R. (2014). Data Model and Smartphone App in an Observational Research Social Network . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-021-5, pages 131-138. DOI: 10.5220/0004837701310138


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@conference{csedu14,
author={Cristina Mesquita and Rui Pedro Lopes},
title={Data Model and Smartphone App in an Observational Research Social Network},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2014},
pages={131-138},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004837701310138},
isbn={978-989-758-021-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Data Model and Smartphone App in an Observational Research Social Network
SN - 978-989-758-021-5
AU - Mesquita C.
AU - Pedro Lopes R.
PY - 2014
SP - 131
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0004837701310138