Exploring display techniques for mobile collaborative learning in developing regions

Mohit Jain*, Jeremy Birnholtz, Edward Cutrell, Ravin Balakrishnan

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

The developing world faces infrastructural challenges in providing Western-style educational computing technologies, but on the other hand observes very high cell phone penetration. However, the use of mobile technology has not been extensively explored in the context of collaborative learning. New projection and display technologies for mobile devices raise the important question of whether to use single or multiple displays in these environments. In this paper, we explore two mobile-based techniques for using co-located collaborative game-play to supplement ESL (English as a Second Language) education in a developing region: (1) Mobile Single Display Groupware: a pico-projector connected to a cell phone, with a handheld controller for each child to interact, and (2) Mobile Multiple Display Groupware: a phone for each child. We explore the types of interaction that occur in both of these conditions and the impact on learning outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile HCI 2011 - 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Pages81-90
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2011
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 2 2011

Publication series

NameMobile HCI 2011 - 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

Other

Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period8/30/119/2/11

Keywords

  • CSCL
  • developing world
  • game-based learning
  • mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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