Improving Interaction During Lectures: A Minimal-Distraction Approach
Henning Bär, Guido Rößling, Max Mühlhäuser, Reliable Basic support Group, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In the Digital Lecture Halls project, venues on campus are augmented with novel computer based tools. Learners with mobile devices are particularly supported. The project emphasizes improved learner experience by carefully evaluating benefits and rawbacks of the technology introduced. This paper discusses a multifunctional software tool called TVremote, intended to support interaction in large and distributed venues yet to minimize distraction from the flow established between teacher and learners. The tool integrates a number of prevailing interaction concepts under a common concept with minimal cognitive overhead. Substantial effects on overall interactivity, learner experience, teaching style, and sustainable teaching improvements could be shown in a first qualitative evaluation after a few months of regular use in class.
Bär, H., Rößling, G. & Mühlhäuser, M. (2004). Improving Interaction During Lectures: A Minimal-Distraction Approach. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1250-1255). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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