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Developing downloadable TUIs for online pedagogic activities

Pereda, J and Isaksen, L (2014) Developing downloadable TUIs for online pedagogic activities. In: TEI'14 Eighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany, 16 - 19 Feb 2014. . (TEI'14 Eighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, 16 February 2014 - 19 February 2014, Munich, Germany).

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Abstract

The Web has changed how we interact with the World’s information and knowledge. As a result there have been several changes to the education sector, especially in online distance learning. Nevertheless, most of the e-Learning activities struggle to break the GUI paradigm. The HCI community has focused on the use of Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) for pedagogic purposes thus producing some evidence of the potential that embodied cognition might bring to constructivist learning. New education movements such as the Edupunk movement argue for an empowerment of independent learners, following the constructivist perspective where learners have to have a more active role by experimenting and discovering concepts on their own. However, we think that accessing TUI systems via Web can lead to pedagogic activities that break the GUI paradigm in education on the Web. This paper presents a case study: three prototypes of TUIs for online learning and exploration were developed and tested, investigating the usability and engagement provided by this kind of interactive tools.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 10:03
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7227

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