GUIDELINE FOR DEVELOPING MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT NOTE TAKING ACTIVITY IN FIELD TRIP

R. Allwihan, T. Brailsford, S. Cobb

University of Nottingham (UNITED KINGDOM)
Field note is a combination between raw data and ideas that represents the process of transformation of observed interaction to written. This paper is a part of research aims to investigate methods to embed mobile technology in the field trips to support note taking activity. It presents the result of qualitative study aimed to determine the methods and the tools that the university students use to capture and share notes in the field trip, in addition to create useful guidelines for developing mobile technology to support the note taking activity.

The design of the study consisted of two phases of research:
Phase 1: An observation of 60 undergraduate students from Geography school and 22 undergraduate students from Architecture school in the field trips with the university.
Phase 2: An interview session with 10 undergraduate students from Geography school and 10 undergraduate students from Architecture school.
Because there are two case studies from diverse discipline, the study discovers similarity and difference in a number of subjects between the geography and architecture students such as in privacy and data sharing. Consequently, that adds value to the development guidelines.