Overview

EcoMOBILE is an exciting new extension of the EcoMUVE curriculum.

In EcoMUVE, students explore a virtual representation of a pond ecosystem. In EcoMOBILE, students have the opportunity to extend their learning as they embark on a field trip to a real pond environment. Their experience in the real world is enhanced by using two forms of mobile technology for science education – mobile broadband devices and environmental probeware. The EcoMOBILE research is exploring how ecosystems instruction can be more engaging and effective by combining immersive virtual environments and real ecosystems infused with virtual resources. EcoMobile is funded by the National Science Foundation and Qualcomm's Wireless Reach initiative and is supported with resources from Texas Instruments, Inc.