SMALLab: A mediated platform for education

David Birchfield, Thomas Ciufo, Gary Minyard, Gang Qian, Wilhelmina Savenye, Hari Sundaram, Harvey Thornburg, Christopher Todd

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In this article we describe the design and realization of SMALLab, a new Student Centered Learning Environment [SCLE] that utilizes interactive digital media in a multimodal sensing framework. We draw on methodologies from interactive art, computer music composition, animation, and educational technology to facilitate learning with digital media that emphasizes collaboration and human-to-human interaction. We describe the realization of this learning platform, and discuss the design of a complementary curriculum that helps students develop a deeper understanding of movement and sound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators Program, SIGGRAPH '06
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators program, SIGGRAPH '06 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2006Aug 3 2006

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators Program, SIGGRAPH '06


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Educators program, SIGGRAPH '06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Constructivism
  • Experiential media
  • Interactivity
  • K-12 education
  • Learning
  • Situated multimedia
  • Student centered learning environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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