Designing for Interaction in Class Through Low Cost Mobility
Darren Mundy, Darren Stephens, Keith Dykes, University of Hull, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This demonstration will outline the design & operation of the W.I.L.D system, a tool to facilitate in class interaction with students through personally owned wireless devices. Results from an earlier prototype suggested that whilst students could see clear benefits to its use there were clear challenges to ubiquitous use across multiple institutions. Following re-design the second version of the prototype tool is now at a stage wherein other lecturers across multiple disciplines should be able to experiment with the tool in learning scenarios. Our open source design and implementation as an extension to the initial prototype is described in brief in this demonstration with the main focus being on providing a system which can be integrated into popular presentational tools such Microsoft PowerPoint and in so doing increasing the numbers of lecturers (and other educators) likely to use the system in practice. Finally, a significant side effect to the project will be demonstrated, one which a large amount of lecturers across the world may be interested in using.
Mundy, D., Stephens, D. & Dykes, K. (2010). Designing for Interaction in Class Through Low Cost Mobility. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1269-1273). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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