Digital ecosystems for collaborative learning: Embedding personal and collaborative devices to support classrooms of the future

Roberto Martinez, James Slotta, Pierre Dillenbourg, Andrew Clayphan, Mike Tissenbaum, Beat Schwendimann, Chirstopher Ackad

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Multi-touch tables, interactive whiteboards, motion sensitive interfaces, physical and tangible computers, all present enticing new functional affordances for learning. However, this constitutes a problem space for design, rather than any specific solution. What forms of learning can now be supported by a multi-user touch screen? How can such learning be incorporated into K-12, university, or informal learning designs? As new commercial offerings become available, it is timely for learning scientists and educators to explore how to best make use of these tools at the classroom. This workshop will offer a venue to discuss how to develop novel technology into supportive tools and intelligent mediators between peers' activity to build the classroom of the future. We will discuss the role of technology and its limitations along with the roles of teachers and students. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to experience such a classroom, share their work, discuss practical challenges and define an agenda for future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780578107042
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences 2012 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences 2012
Abbreviated titleICLS 2012
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