Author(s)

Katie HatchFollow

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create a mobile learning guide based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles that would help the casual visitor understand and engage with objects or exhibits located in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Classic Court. Adhering to the UDL principles (i.e., providing multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement), the guide showcased four artifacts in the gallery. The contents of the mobile learning guide included an orientation to the guide and the four artifacts highlighted within, an introduction to visual literacy, and a chapter for each artifact, containing information organized thematically.

Two evaluations were conducted to qualify and quantify the success of this mobile learning guide. Feedback was positive for both, including suggestions for refinement and further application, which has been reviewed in the body of the report. Constructive suggestions recommended adding an iBook tutorial, more interactive content, and language that supported varied levels of ability. Results showed that the guide was ultimately successful in facilitating learning as identified by the Generic Learning Outcomes outlined by Hooper-Greenhill (2007).

First Advisor

Dr. Fei Gao and Kathryn Hoff

Publication Date

Spring 2014

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