The Benefits of Single-Touch Screens in Intersubjective Meaning Making

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Abstract

What are the benefits of single-touch screens? The paper presents findings of one
video extract from ten months of observation of single-touch screen interaction among 8-9 year-old children. Recent studies of collaborative learning mediated by digital touch screens and tabletops emphasize the possibilities for equal levels of verbal and physical participation.Additionally, these studies suggest that multi-touch technologies offer more task-oriented activities compared to single-touch screen interaction, in which discussion about turn-taking is more prevalent from the outset. In contrast, applying the Embodied Interaction Analysis, we find that the constraints of single-touch screens offer support for intersubjective meaning making in their capacity of constraining the interaction. This “grain of sand” shows how children display and construct a shared work space through embodied interaction with a single-touch screen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTo See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale : Conference Proceedings Volume II
EditorsN Rummel, M Kapur, M Nathan, S Puntambekar
Volume2
Place of PublicationMadison, WI
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Publication date15 Jun 2013
Pages10
Chapter13
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2013
EventCSCL 2013: To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201319 Jun 2013
Conference number: 10
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ConferenceCSCL 2013
Number10
LocationUniversity of Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
CityMadison, WI
Period15/06/201319/06/2013
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Keywords

  • touch-screens
  • intersubjective meaning making
  • learning
  • CSCL
  • children
  • interaction
  • video

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    Davidsen, J., & Christiansen, E. T. (2013). The Benefits of Single-Touch Screens in Intersubjective Meaning Making. In N. Rummel, M. Kapur, M. Nathan, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: Conference Proceedings Volume II (Vol. 2, pp. 10). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).