Tangible E-Learning

Anastasiu, Irina (2008) Tangible E-Learning. In Streng, Sara, Baur, Dominikus, Broll, Gregor, De Luca, Alexander, Wimmer, Raphael, & Butz, Andreas (Eds.) Trends in E-Learning : An Overview of Current Trends, Developments, and Research in E-Learning. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, Munich, Germany, pp. 1-18.

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Tangible User Interfaces increasingly gain attention for their supportive potential in cognitive processes. More and more often the terms e-Learning and tangible interaction are been referred to in one word as Tangible e-Learning. This paper gives a general overview on the topic in reference to development history, research and effectiveness. It explains how epistemology, together with its idea that physicality enhances learning and that the cognitive process can happen in expressive or exploratory manner, motivates the emerging of TUIs and acts as a basis for the classification of Tangible e-Learning Systems. The benefits of TUIs in comparison to classical GUIs in terms of their contribution to the learning process, engagement, enjoyment and collaboration are empirically proven, although poorly. Nevertheless, it is not known whether TUIs have stronger potential than common Physical User Interfaces that are not electronically augmented. Still, TUIs that support learning have a strong potential to be integrated into real world scenarios.

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ID Code: 75951
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: e-learning, Tangible User Interfaces, interaction design, human-computer interaction
ISSN: 1862-5207
Subjects: 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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 15:16

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