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Communication Styles in Collaborative Peer Learning around Interactive Table


The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Human Computer Interaction

12 - 14 September 2012

Interactive multi-touch tabletops, Children, Collaborative learning, Communication

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      Despite technological, interaction and co-located collaboration advances on multi-touch interactive tables there is little or no knowledge of how people communicate around these surfaces. Communication is important as it acts as a tool for humans to express themselves. Through communication we are able to share information, ideas and emotions, make decisions and build relationships with people. Communication is a key aspect in our everyday life and it is therefore important to understand how we communicate around technology. My work examines the verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication when a group of people collaborate with each other around interactive tables. Findings from my research will provide the community with a deep and systematic analysis of how communication plays a role in the use interactive tables. This will lead to a repertoire of tools for designing and deploying applications on interactive tables that will better support collaboration through positive and meaningful communication. In this paper I will detail my experiences in dealing with video data and analysis.

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          Interaction & Graphics Group

          University of Bristol, UK
          September 2012
          September 2012
          : 1-4
          © Izdihar Jamil et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Birmingham, UK

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          The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
          Birmingham, UK
          12 - 14 September 2012
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Human Computer Interaction
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