Mobile exploration of medieval St Andrews
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Saint Andrews is a town with a rich history. It was the religious centre of Scotland for close to a millennium. The Cathedral was strongly associated with the wars of Independence and Robert the Bruce. The castle was the scene of pivotal revolt leading to the reformation and hosted the first Scottish protestant congregation. St Salvators Chapel was the religious centre of Scotland’s first University. This paper presents work which explores using mobile technologies to support investigation, learning and appreciation of the past. It builds on tradition and world class scholarship into the history of this important town and makes them available to school students, researchers and tourists using mobile technologies. From text based quests, through mobile apps to location aware stereoscopic 3D experiences the gamut of available commodity and emerging hardware is used to enable the past to be explored in new ways.
Fabola , A , Davies , C , Kennedy , S , Miller , A & Allison , C 2015 , Mobile exploration of medieval St Andrews . in M Ebner , K Erenli , R Malaka , J Pirker & A E Walsh (eds) , Immersive Education : 4th European Summit, EiED 2014, Vienna, Austria, November 24-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers . Communications in Computer and Information Science , vol. 486 , Springer , Cham , pp. 114-124 , 4th European Immersive Education Summit , Vienna , Austria , 24/11/14 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22017-8_10conference
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