TableTops in the classroom: Reflections on a multi-year project

Emma Mary Mercier, Steve Higgins, Elizabeth Burd

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Abstract

In this paper, we review our findings from three years of research into multi-touch tables to support collaborative learning in classrooms. Findings indicate that multi-touch tables can lead to the development of joint problem spaces and more interactive discussions, and that when placed in a classroom setting, can be used to facilitate small group, bewteen-group and whole-class learning. However, the use of tabletops in a classroom setting requires consideration of the complex nature of the classroom environment, and attention must be paid to how the teacher, technology, teams and tasks fit together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
PublisherNational Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Pages525-532
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 26 2012Nov 30 2012

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period11/26/1211/30/12

Keywords

  • Classroom research
  • Collaboration
  • CSCL
  • Multi-touch tables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Mercier, E. M., Higgins, S., & Burd, E. (2012). TableTops in the classroom: Reflections on a multi-year project. In Workshop Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 (pp. 525-532). National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.