This project proposes a novel principled approach and the toolset to support collocated team-based educational design by providing teachers and learning designers with an ecology of digital and non-digital devices, an embedded design pattern library and a design dashboard.
Learning to collaborate is important. But how does one learn to collaborate face-to-face? What are the actions and strategies to follow for a group of students who start a task? We have analysed aspects of students’ collaboration when working around a multi-touch tabletop enriched with sensors for identifying users, and also at other multi-display settings. Continue reading
CMate aims to provide a new form of learning environment that helps learners and their teachers to gain a clearer understanding of each learner’s knowledge and misconceptions. To do this, we use the tabletop to combine the privately constructed individual users’ concept maps. CMate also permits students to have access to a list of suggested concepts and linking words, or type their own words, in order to build a concept map that gives response to a question posed by the teacher.