ITS in the classroom: Perspectives on using a multi-touch classroom

Emma Mercier, Steven Higgins, Elizabeth Burd, James McNaughton

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Abstract

Using interactive surfaces in a classroom requires an understanding of multiple users and stakeholders. While research on how students using tables provides some insight, exploring the roles and needs of the teacher, and the interaction between groups in a classroom, adds an additional dimension to this design challenge. We summarize three years of design and research in a multi-touch classroom, to illuminate some of the issues involved in placing interactive surfaces in the classroom environment. Results indicate that the tables can be used to support joint cognition, that the arrangement of tables in the classroom may influence collaborative interactions, and that allowing the teacher to project content from student tables to a shared interactive whiteboard (IWB) for whole group discussion can facilitate progress within the groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
Pages375-378
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 14 2012

Publication series

NameITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

Other

Other7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period11/11/1211/14/12

Keywords

  • cscl
  • device ecology
  • multi-touch classroom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Mercier, E., Higgins, S., Burd, E., & McNaughton, J. (2012). ITS in the classroom: Perspectives on using a multi-touch classroom. In ITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (pp. 375-378). (ITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces). https://doi.org/10.1145/2396636.2396704