Towards a Mobile Application for an Engineering Geology Course - A Contribution to Improved Student Learning

João Paulo Barros, Pedro Caixinha, Sofia Soares

Abstract

One of the subjects studied on engineering geology courses is the description of rock masses and the application of geotechnical classifications. Field information is collected and organised in order to make possible to apply rock mass classification systems and analyse stereographic projection data. The present work proposes the use of computer supported ubiquitous learning to collect and treat field data. It presents work in progress towards the creation of a mobile application suitable for Engineering Geology courses. A first prototype for the Apple iOS system is presented.

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in Harvard Style

Barros J., Caixinha P. and Soares S. (2016). Towards a Mobile Application for an Engineering Geology Course - A Contribution to Improved Student Learning . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 421-426. DOI: 10.5220/0005927204210426


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu16,
author={João Paulo Barros and Pedro Caixinha and Sofia Soares},
title={Towards a Mobile Application for an Engineering Geology Course - A Contribution to Improved Student Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={421-426},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005927204210426},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Towards a Mobile Application for an Engineering Geology Course - A Contribution to Improved Student Learning
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Barros J.
AU - Caixinha P.
AU - Soares S.
PY - 2016
SP - 421
EP - 426
DO - 10.5220/0005927204210426