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Groupware, International Workshop on (2000)
Madiera, Portugal
Oct. 18, 2000 to Oct. 20, 2000
ISBN: 0-7695-0828-6
pp: 94
U. Hoppe , Duisburg Univ., Germany
A. Lingnau , Duisburg Univ., Germany
I. Machado , Duisburg Univ., Germany
A. Paiva , Duisburg Univ., Germany
R. Prada , Duisburg Univ., Germany
F. Tewissen , Duisburg Univ., Germany
The paper presents the concept of a collaborative computer integrated classroom (CiC) specially designed to achieve a unique combination of interactive and collaborative software with spatial arrangements, special furniture, and new peripherals including furniture ("roomware"). Although, technologically innovative, the CiC approach respects grown pedagogical traditions and classroom procedures. In line with the notion of ubiquitous computing, it tries to augment the real classroom instead of defining a virtual learning environment. Based on these principles, the European NIMIS project has put into practice a specific classroom environment for early learning with general tools and specific applications supporting literacy-related activities. In addition to the collaborative nature of the classroom scenario as such, specific mechanisms for co-construction in shared workspaces are provided.
courseware; collaborative activity support; computer integrated classrooms; NIMIS approach; collaborative computer integrated classroom; collaborative software; spatial arrangements; special furniture; peripherals; furniture; roomware; CiC approach; pedagogical traditions; classroom procedures; ubiquitous computing; real classroom; classroom environment; early learning; specific applications; literacy-related activities; collaborative nature; classroom scenario; co-construction; shared workspaces

A. Paiva, U. Hoppe, A. Lingnau, R. Prada, F. Tewissen and I. Machado, "Supporting Collaborative Activities in Computer Integrated Classrooms-the NIMIS Approach," Groupware, International Workshop on(CRIWG), Madiera, Portugal, 2000, pp. 94.
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