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“There Was No Green Tick”: Discovering the Functions of a Widget in a Joint Problem-Solving Activity and the Consequences for the Participants’ Discovering Process

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University of Luxembourg (UL), L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Multimodal Technol. Interact. 2018, 2(4), 76; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti2040076
Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 25 September 2018 / Accepted: 9 October 2018 / Published: 26 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multimodal Learning)
In recent years, tangible user interfaces (TUI) have gained in popularity in educational contexts, among others to implement problem-solving and discovery learning science activities. In the context of an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration, we conducted a multimodal EMCA-based video user study involving a TUI-mediated bicycle mechanics simulation. This article focusses on the discovering work of a group of three students with regard to a particular tangible object (a red button), designed to support participants engagement with the underlying physics aspects and its consequences with regard to their engagement with the targeted mechanics aspects. View Full-Text
Keywords: discovery work; joint activity; tangible user interface (TUI); multimodal conversation analysis discovery work; joint activity; tangible user interface (TUI); multimodal conversation analysis
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Sunnen, P.; Arend, B.; Maquil, V. “There Was No Green Tick”: Discovering the Functions of a Widget in a Joint Problem-Solving Activity and the Consequences for the Participants’ Discovering Process. Multimodal Technol. Interact. 2018, 2, 76.

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