At our core, we are studying with this Fort Vancouver Mobile project the ways in which people learn best through mobile technology. So I have been searching for a while to find a pedagogical researcher with a strong interest, expertise and background in new media technologies to join our team. Turns out, this ideal person was closer Dr. Olusola Adesope of Washington State University in Pullman.
Sola, as he likes to be called, studied computer science as an undergraduate and through his graduate studies has migrated to the "intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, instructional design and technology." We still are working out many of the details of his participation in the project, but at this point, he and I are eager to get our research agendas overlapping in important places and to see what comes of that synergy. ... Welcome, once again, Sola!
Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview
Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.
Video highlights from the apps (20-minute version)
This montage provides a short sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.