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.