Facilitator, functionary, friend or foe? Studying the role of iPads within learning activities across a school year
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We present the findings from a longitudinal study of iPad use in a Primary school classroom. While tablet devices have found their way into classroom environments, we still lack in-depth and long-term studies of how they integrate into everyday classroom activities. Our findings illustrate in-classroom tablet use and the broad range of learning activities in subjects such as maths, languages, social sciences, and even physical education. Our observations expand current models on teach- ing and learning supported by tablet technology. Our findings are child-centred, focusing on three different roles that tablets can play as part of learning activities: Friend, Functionary, and Facilitator. This new perspective on in-classroom tablet use can facilitate critical discussions around the integration and impact of these devices in the educational context, from a design and educational point of view.
Mann , A-M , Hinrichs , U , Read , J C & Quigley , A J 2016 , Facilitator, functionary, friend or foe? Studying the role of iPads within learning activities across a school year . in Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . ACM Press - Association for Computing Machinery , New York , pp. 1833-1845 , CHI'16 , San Jose, CA , United States , 7-12 May . DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858251conference
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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This work is supported by ESPRC and SICSA.
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