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Designing a mobile academic peer support system

AlSugair, Balsam; Hopkins, Gail; FitzGerald, Elizabeth and Brailsford, Tim (2012). Designing a mobile academic peer support system. In: HCI 2012 - People and Computers XXVI, 12-14 September 2012, Birmingham, UK.

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In this paper, we discuss work in progress into the design of a mobile academic peer support system that enables 11-to-14 year old children to request and provide academic help to each other. Our proposed system was designed based on background research into the areas of peer learning, child development, help-seeking and academic motivation. Several methods, such as focus groups, interviews and Wizard of Oz, were used during the requirements gathering and initial testing stages. The proposed system is currently under development and will be tested in a study with school-pupils, over an extended period of time, in the next few months.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author(s)
Keywords: mobile learning; academic support system; peer learning; motivation; help-seeking behaviours
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
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Item ID: 34306
Depositing User: Elizabeth FitzGerald
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 08:15
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 06:11
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