InteractiveSchoolWall: A Digitally Enriched Learning Environment for Systemic-Constructive Informal Learning Processes at School
Thursday, June 26 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: B3118
Presider: Giovanna Chiozzi, Telecom Italia SpA, Italy
Abstract: In this article we describe a computer-based novel learning space for learning at school which digitally extends learning spaces in a new way. We implemented the InteractiveSchoolWall (ISW). Interactive navigation and self-determined information structuring allow for active learning in an informal way. The pedagogical implications of this presentation and interaction tool are explained with respect to the requirements of Open Learning. The technical construction of the ISW follows the logic of a novel cloud space, which allows the use of personalized and semantically enriched multimedia objects. We also present an evaluation using log-file analysis and questionnaires for the students of the school to gather information about the use and the affinity for the applications running on the ISW. The results are discussed regarding the further strategy for the ISW. Finally we discuss to what extent the interactive structure of the ISW encourages the reflective handling of complex knowledge.