Integrating Multi-touch Technology and Design-based Learning in an Elementary Classroom
Abstract: This study investigated students’ performance in conducting “multi-touch enhanced collaborative design-based learning (M-T CDBL),” which integrates design-based learning and multi-touch technology. This study was situated with an elementary classroom in which eight students engaged in two design-based learning projects. Students worked in pairs as they went through the design process, including “identify the problem” phase, “gather information” phase, “design and construct artifacts” phase, and “evaluate and review” phase, to create artifacts of tessellation in meeting the design requirements. This study measured students’ phased results in the design process and the final products according to the design requirements. The results indicated that most students could identify the design requirements and propose solution alternatives for the projects; however, several designed artifacts did not meet the requirements. The implications of the findings are discussed.