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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2011 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1939-1382
pp: 222-232
Pierre Dillenbourg , Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Guillaume Zufferey , Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Patrick Jermann , Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Bertrand Schneider , Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, USA
ABSTRACT
We investigated the role that tangibility plays in a problem-solving task by observing logistic apprentices using either a multitouch or a tangible interface. Results showed that tangibility helped them perform the task better and achieve a higher learning gain. In addition, groups using the tangible interface collaborated better, explored more alternative designs, and perceived problem solving as more playful. Mediation analysis revealed that exploration was the only process variable explaining the performance for the problem-solving task. Implications of this study are discussed in terms of the benefits of tangibility for education and directions for future research.
INDEX TERMS
learning (artificial intelligence), human computer interaction, mediation analysis, tangible interface, collaborative learning, Materials, User interfaces, Problem-solving, Education, Collaboration, Computers, Logistics, vocational training., CSCL, multitouch interface, tangible interface
CITATION
Pierre Dillenbourg, Guillaume Zufferey, Patrick Jermann, Bertrand Schneider, "Benefits of a Tangible Interface for Collaborative Learning and Interaction", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 4, no. , pp. 222-232, July-September 2011, doi:10.1109/TLT.2010.36
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