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Pages: 4304-4312
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain

BEAT THE DOLPHIN – A MULTIMEDIA DEMONSTRATION OF DOLPHIN ECHOLOCATION

T. Papadopoulos, J.E.N. Christensen, P.D. Fox, R. Allen, S. Dorney, P.R. White

University of Southampton (UNITED KINGDOM)
Multimedia applications are becoming an increasingly powerful tool that can be used to enhance educational activities and facilitate the dissemination of academic research to young audiences. Our specific area of interest is that of mammalian echolocation. We present an application we have developed that demonstrates how dolphins use sound to detect and discriminate objects underwater. The demonstration is based on an interactive multimedia Graphical User Interface (GUI) that simulates the biological sonar of dolphins and challenges the user to discriminate objects using the echoes they create, in the same way as dolphins do. A competition element is incorporated in the GUI, in which the user can gauge their ability in using echolocation. The impact of noise caused by human activities in the ocean is also demonstrated in an effort to stimulate discussion on the importance of relevant research in developing ecological and sustainable methods of using and harvesting the ocean. Further to the specific functionalities of the application, we discuss our experience from using this tool in a number of outreach events and activities in the UK.
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author = {Papadopoulos, T. and Christensen, J.E.N. and Fox, P.D. and Allen, R. and Dorney, S. and White, P.R.},
title = {BEAT THE DOLPHIN – A MULTIMEDIA DEMONSTRATION OF DOLPHIN ECHOLOCATION},
series = {1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN09 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-9801-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
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location = {Barcelona ,Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2009},
year = {2009},
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AU - T. Papadopoulos AU - J.E.N. Christensen AU - P.D. Fox AU - R. Allen AU - S. Dorney AU - P.R. White
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SN - 978-84-612-9801-3/2340-1117
PY - 2009
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CI - Barcelona ,Spain
JO - 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN09 Proceedings
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T. Papadopoulos, J.E.N. Christensen, P.D. Fox, R. Allen, S. Dorney, P.R. White (2009) BEAT THE DOLPHIN – A MULTIMEDIA DEMONSTRATION OF DOLPHIN ECHOLOCATION, EDULEARN09 Proceedings, pp. 4304-4312.
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