Exploring affective technologies for the classroom with the Subtle Stone

Balaam, Madeline, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine, Good, Judith and Luckin, Rosemary (2010) Exploring affective technologies for the classroom with the Subtle Stone. In: CHI '10 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY, 1515 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10036-9998 USA, pp. 1623-1632. ISBN 978-1-60558-929-9

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Constructive emotional experiences are strongly related to effective learning. Yet, it is challenging for teachers, researchers and students alike to understand the emotions experienced in the classroom setting. Advances in wireless and sensor technologies open up possibilities for better supporting emotions. However, little work has explored how affective technologies in the classroom might operate. This paper describes a study where 15 high school students used the Subtle Stone: a tangible technology designed to support students' active emotional communication in the classroom. We report on how the students used and experienced this technology, and the values they demonstrated through this use: flexibility, privacy, agency, voice and reflection. We conclude by examining future possibilities for affective technologies in the classroom.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1145/1753326.1753568
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Judith Good
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:33
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 15:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26565

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