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|Title:||Comparing “In the Wild” Studies with Laboratory Experiments: A Case of Educational Interactive Tabletops|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Schneider, B., Valdes, C., Temple, K., Shen, C., & Shaer, O. (2013). Comparing “In the Wild” Studies with Laboratory Experiments: A Case of Educational Interactive Tabletops. In Rummel, N., Kapur, M., Nathan, M., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 2 — Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events (pp. 351-352). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we describe our attempt at implementing an interactive learning activity on a multi-touch tabletop in an actual college classroom. In our previous in-lab experimental study, we found that this tabletop learning activity outperformed the same learning task on paper. Students had a higher quality of collaboration and learnt more when interacting with an interactive multi-touch tabletop display. Here we compare those results with an "in the wild" implementation of our system. We found that learning gains were significantly lower in the classroom compared to a laboratory setting. Our paper investigates this difference and suggests reasons for such a discrepancy.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2013|
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