A lightweight open space for the classroom - Collaborative learning with whiteboards and pen-tablets

Henning Breuer, Christian Sousa, Nelson Baloian, Mitsuji Matsumoto

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Abstract

Software for interactive whiteboards in the classroom usually combines tools for showing prefabricated presentations with annotation features. Instead of encouraging students to participate by contributing, this design promotes a teacher-centered interaction in the classroom. Through literature review, observation, and interviews with teachers we identified pedagogical and situational limitations of this approach and derived design guidelines. We developed an application with an open space interface for interactive whiteboards. It applies a gesture-based interaction paradigm and allows teachers and students flexibly create, structure, present and document learning materials. Within collaborative learning activities multiple students may synchronously access the whiteboard through pen-tablets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Pages66-70
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 - Niigata
Duration: 2007 Jul 182007 Jul 20

Other

Other7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
CityNiigata
Period07/7/1807/7/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Breuer, H., Sousa, C., Baloian, N., & Matsumoto, M. (2007). A lightweight open space for the classroom - Collaborative learning with whiteboards and pen-tablets. In Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 (pp. 66-70). [4280952] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2007.17