Learning by doing with shareable interfaces.

Jochen, Rick, Rogers, Yvonne, Haig, Caroline and Yuill, Nicola (2009) Learning by doing with shareable interfaces. Children, Youth and Environments, 19 (1). pp. 321-342. ISSN 1546-2250

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New technologies, such as multi-touch tables, increasingly provide shareable interfaces where multiple people can simultaneously interact, enabling co-located groups to collaborate more flexibly than using single personal computers. Soon, these technologies will make their way into the classroom. However, little is known about what kinds of learning activities they will effectively support that other technologies, such as mobile devices, whiteboards, and personal computers, are currently unable to do. We suggest that one of the most promising uses of shareable interfaces is to support learning through exploration and creation. We present our work on DigiTile as a case study of how shareable interfaces can enable these forms of learning by doing. We demonstrate how DigiTile supports collaboration, present a field study on its learning benefits, and show how it can fit into a larger computing ecology.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
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Depositing User: Nicola Yuill
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 11:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13856
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