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Enabling live dialogic and collaborative learning between field and indoor contexts

Coughlan, Tim; Adams, Anne; Rogers, Yvonne and Davies, Sarah-Jane (2011). Enabling live dialogic and collaborative learning between field and indoor contexts. In: The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 04-08 July 2011, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 88–98.

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Abstract

This paper explores how field and indoor based students can be connected so that their contrasting circumstances and capabilities are used as a basis for learning. We describe the design of the ‘Out There and In Here’ system and activity. Using naturalistic evaluations in the context of higher education earth science, we find evidence that this approach can be beneficial in developing essential skills, by supporting dialogue and collaboration across diverse contexts. This provokes novel forms of reflection and motivation, and could inspire a new generation of learning tools combining mobile and collaborative technologies. We discuss important issues in this design space, such as asymmetrical dependencies and structures for dialogic and collaborative learning.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Tim Coughlan, Anne Adams, Yvonne Rogers, Sarah Davies
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: educational technology; HCI; learning; distance; human-computer interaction; experience; geology; higher education; fieldwork; inquiry
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 29077
Depositing User: Tim Coughlan
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 08:09
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 10:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29077
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