DH Durham Lunchtime Seminars
These seminars are designed to explore how collaborative research from across all the faculties of the University can bridge the gaps between themes and enable new directions in Digital Humanities. The seminars will be fortnightly over the current academic year and will showcase research from both Arts and Humanities and Computer Science Academics.
Dr Andrew Joyce-Gibbons of the School of Education will present a talk focusing on Technology Enhanced Learning titled: “SynergyNet in the classroom: enabling remote, synchronous collaboration between Year 5 pupils in two schools using multi-touch tables”
Date: Thursday 26th January 2017
Location: Birley Room, Hatfield College
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Abstract: SynergyNet in the classroom: enabling remote, synchronous collaboration between Year 5 pupils in two schools using multi-touch
The availability of more mobile large factor touch-screen interfaces has allowed for research into collaborative learning that has previously taken place in single laboratory environments to be carried out at multiple schools in the real world simultaneously. This investigation explores the collaboration between groups of students at two geographical separate sites. The groups from the separate sites worked together to complete a task using video-conferencing and a novel flick gesture provided by the SynergyNet framework to transfer materials to each other. This presentation will present initial findings and the steps being taken to further analyze data collected.
This seminar will be held on Thursday 26th January at the Birley Room, Hatfield College. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting talk and lively discussion!