Expressive interactions : tablet usability for young mobile learners

Wyeth, Peta, McEwan, Mitchell, Roe, Paul, & MacColl, Ian (2011) Expressive interactions : tablet usability for young mobile learners. In Stevenson, Duncan (Ed.) OzCHI '11 : Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, ACM, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, pp. 311-314.

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In this paper we examine the usability of tablets for students in middle school in the context of mobile environmental education. Our study focuses on the expressive qualities of three input methods – text, audio and drawing – and the extent to which these methods support on-task behaviour. In our study 28 small groups of children were given iPads and asked to record ecological observations from around their schoolyard. The effectiveness of the devices and their core utility for expressive, on-task data capture is assessed.

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ID Code: 48194
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mobile learning, Design, Educational technology
ISBN: 9781450310901
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Mobile Technologies (080502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2011, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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Deposited On: 23 Jan 2012 23:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 00:38

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