Learning experiences in a giant interactive environment: Insights from The Cube

Stoodley, Ian D., Sayyad Abdi, Elham, Bruce, Christine S., & Hughes, Hilary E. (2016) Learning experiences in a giant interactive environment: Insights from The Cube. Journal of Further and Higher Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

In November 2012, Queensland University of Technology in Australia launched a giant interactive learning environment known as The Cube. This article reports a phenomenographic investigation into visitors’ different experiences of learning in The Cube. At present very little is known about people’s learning experience in spaces featuring large interactive screens. We observed many visitors to The Cube and interviewed 26 people. Our analysis identified critical variation across the visitors’ experience of learning in The Cube. The findings are discussed as the learning strategy (in terms of Absorption, Exploration, Isolation and Collaboration); and the content learned (in terms of Technology, Skills and Topics). Other findings presented here are dimensions of the learning strategy and the content learned, with differing perspectives on each dimension. These outcomes provide early insights into the potential of giant interactive environments to enhance learning approaches and guide the design of innovative learning spaces in higher education.

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ID Code: 95243
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Giant interactive displays, Learning, Phenomenography, Experience, HERN
ISSN: 0309-877X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 University and College Union
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2016 22:49
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 22:18

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