Mobile exploration of medieval St Andrews

Adeola Fabola, Chris Davies, Sarah Kennedy, Alan Miller, Colin Allison

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmersive Education
Subtitle of host publication4th European Summit, EiED 2014, Vienna, Austria, November 24-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMartin Ebner, Kai Erenli, Rainer Malaka, Johanna Pirker, Aaron E. Walsh
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319220178
ISBN (Print)9783319220161
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th European Immersive Education Summit - University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 24 Nov 201426 Nov 2014
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference4th European Immersive Education Summit
Abbreviated titleEiED 2014
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