SMILE: The creation of space for interaction through blended digital technology

Luckin, Rose, Brewster, Diane, Pearce, Darren, Siddons-Corby, Richard and du Boulay, Benedict (2003) SMILE: The creation of space for interaction through blended digital technology. In: Attewell, Jill, Bormida, Giorgio Da, Sharples, Mike and Savill-Smith, Carol (eds.) Abstracts of MLEARN 2000, Learning with mobile devices. Learning and Skills Development Agency, London, pp. 38-39. ISBN 9781853388552

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Abstract

Interactive Learning Environments at Sussex University is a course in which students are given mobile devices (XDAs) with PDA functionality and full Internet access for the duration of the term. They are challenged to design and evaluate learning experiences, both running and evaluating learning sessions that involve a blend of technologies. Data on technology usage was collected via backups, email and web-site logging as well as video and still photography of student-led sessions. Initial analysis indicates that large amounts of technical support, solid pedagogical underpinning and a flexible approach to both delivery context and medium are essential. The project operated under the acronym SMILE – Sussex Mobile Interactive Learning Environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: XDA, Pedagogy, conversational framework
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Ben duBoulay
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/398
Google Scholar:7 Citations

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