[publication] A Contribution to Collaborative Learning Using iPads for School Children

Our chapter about “A Contribution to Collaborative Learning Using iPads for School Children” as part of the book “Immersive Education” got published.

Collaboration has a very positive effect on students’ learning experiences as well as their social interactions. Our research study aims towards enhancing the learning experience, stimulating communication and cooperative behavior to improve learning. Making use of recent technological advancements (tablets) and gaming as a motivational factor, a prototype application in form of a multiplayer learning game for iPads was designed and developed. In a face-to-face setting, connecting up to four devices, the players (learners) have to solve word puzzles in a collaborative way. Furthermore, a web-interface for teachers provides the possibility to create custom content as well as to receive feedback of the children’s performance. A first field study at two primary schools in Graz showed promising results for the learning behavior of school children.

[Link to draft version at ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Kienleitner, B. (2015) A Contribution to Collaborative Learning Using iPads for School Children. In: Immersive Education. Ebner et al (Ed.). Springer. New York-Berlin-Heidelberg. pp 3-16

[book] Immersive Education

Immersive EducationOur book of extended publications about “Immersive Education” got published. Enjoy 11 interesting research publications in this research field.

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th European Immersive Education Summit, EiED 2014, held in Vienna, Austria, in November 2014.
The 11 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on innovation and technological advancements in e-learning; immersive and emerging technologies for cultural and digital heritage.

[Table of Content]
[Link to the Springer book]

Ebner, M., Erenli, K., Malaka, R., Pirker, J., Walsh, A. (2015) Immersive Education. Springer. Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science 486