I love social studies, history, geography and the intersections of these content areas with technology. I read an email from Jeff Mummert on February 1st with interest, in which he explained how The Civil War Augmented Reality Project has evolved to become an LLC: HistoriQuest. Jeff explained in the email how HistoriQuest aims to specifically address the following educational, technological, and tourism challenges:
- Few sites offer real educational interactivity- involving user
choices that change stories and promote creative and critical
- The internet alone has not really “knocked down museum walls,”
mobile technology has.
- Physical activity and mental challenge are integral parts of learning.
- Technology is a tool, not an educational objective.
- Most members of the public must see the value of a technology
before adopting it.
- There are a vast number of communities with ignored but valuable
stories to tell.
- Mobile technology can help to positively settle the land
ownership and zoning controversies in public history.
As we consider the (hopefully) imminent development and release of an iOS/Android application for Storychasers, I’m watching projects like HistoriQuest with heightened interest. Our abilities to create mash-ups of content including videos, images, audio recordings, and text overlaid with maps and mobile applications providing real-time / current-context information is extremely exciting. I’m betting we’re going to see great things from HistoriQuest in the months ahead.
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