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|Title:||The Affordable Touchy Feely Classroom: Textbooks Embedded with Manipulable Vectors and Lesson Plans Augment Imagination, Extend Teaching-Learning Practices|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Karnam, D., Agrawal, H., Borar, P., & Chandrasekharan, S. (2019). The Affordable Touchy Feely Classroom: Textbooks Embedded with Manipulable Vectors and Lesson Plans Augment Imagination, Extend Teaching-Learning Practices. In Lund, K., Niccolai, G. P., Lavoué, E., Gweon, C. H., & Baker, M. (Eds.), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1 (pp. 488-495). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Computational media for mathematics and science education have been around for forty years, but teaching and learning practices are still centered surrounding the textbooks in the developing world, mainly due to their affordability. Teachers thus organise their thinking, workflow and classroom interactions using textbooks. However, text media limit students' ability to imagine the dynamics embedded in mathematics and science formalisms, such as vectors. We outline an affordable design that augments textbooks, to: allow all students to imagine such dynamics; help teachers reorganize their thinking and workflow; make all classrooms highly collaborative. The design consists of a 'touchy-feely vector' system (smartphone-based manipulation of vectors), a 'virtual lesson plan' (manipulable simulations that extend textbook figures), and a 'mixed-media' textbook (QR codes pasted next to figures, linked to manipulable simulations). We discuss how this integrated design changed learning and teaching practices, based on an ethnographic study of experimental and control classrooms.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2019|
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