Dynamic Lighting in Classrooms: A New Interactive Tool for Teaching

Kathrine Schledermann, Henrika Pihlajaniemi, Sumit Sen, Ellen Kathrine Hansen*

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a field study on the use of lighting as a tool to structure and support teaching and learning activities by teachers. In a Danish elementary school, a dynamic lighting technology with the option of choosing four different lighting scenarios was installed in classrooms. The teachers’ use of the lighting was studied combining qualitative research material from observations and interviews and quantitative data from the lighting control system which indicated the teachers’ choices for lighting scenarios. As a result, different types of motivations for interacting with lighting emerged in the analysis: Supporting and structuring learning activities; Communicating with lighting and involving students; Affecting students’ activity level and behavior; Creating atmosphere; and Supporting visual task and visual comfort. All these motivational aspects should be considered when designing dynamic lighting systems for learning environments, thus creating a new interactive tool for teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 7th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2018, and 3rd EAI International Conference, DLI 2018, ICTCC 2018, Braga, Portugal, October 24–26, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks, Eva Brooks, Cristina Sylla
Number of pages11
PublisherSpringer
Publication date1 Jan 2019
Pages374-384
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-06133-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-06134-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 24 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityBraga
Period24/10/201826/10/2018
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume265
ISSN1867-8211

Keywords

  • Dynamic lighting
  • Field study
  • Interaction
  • Interactive lighting
  • Learning environment
  • Lighting design
  • Teaching tool
  • User-centric design

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