Issue No.03 - July-September (2010 vol.3)
Frédéric Kaplan , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne
Khaled Bachour , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TLT.2010.18
We describe an interactive table designed for supporting face-to-face collaborative learning. The table, Reflect, addresses the issue of unbalanced participation during group discussions. By displaying on its surface, a shared visualization of member participation, Reflect, is meant to encourage participants to avoid the extremes of over and underparticipation. We report on a user study that validates some of our hypotheses on the effect the table would have on its users. Namely, we show that Reflect leads to more balanced collaboration, but only under certain conditions. We also show different effects the table has on over and underparticipators.
Computer-supported collaborative learning, interactive furniture, ubiquitous computing.
Frédéric Kaplan, Khaled Bachour, "An Interactive Table for Supporting Participation Balance in Face-to-Face Collaborative Learning", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol.3, no. 3, pp. 203-213, July-September 2010, doi:10.1109/TLT.2010.18