Cued gestures: Their role in collaborative discourse on seasons

Robert C. Wallon, Robb Lindgren

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Abstract

Many studies of body-based digital learning environments focus on use with large groups or individuals. This study explores the use of a gesture based computer simulation with a small group. Using a case study approach, we found that middle school students used gestures cued by the simulation to engage in collaborative discourse about progressively more causal explanations of seasons. Additionally, we found that students appropriated some of the gestures as resources for individual explanations of seasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages813-814
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/18/176/22/17

Keywords

  • Embodied learning
  • Explanation
  • Gestures
  • Science education
  • Simulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2017). Cued gestures: Their role in collaborative discourse on seasons. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 813-814). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).