Idea development in multi-touch and paper-based collaborative problem solving

Emma Mercier, Georgia Vourloumi, Steven Higgins

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Multi-touch technology has the potential to support collaboration, although there is little evidence about how collaborating using this technology differs from collaboration with traditional materials. In this paper, we examine the interaction behaviors of four groups working with a multi-touch table, and four groups working on a paper-based version of the same task. Results indicate that more ideas are introduced and developed by students in the multi-touch condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-314
Number of pages2
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2013Jun 19 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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