A Collaborative Cross-Device Microworld for Physics Simulation Experiments in High-School

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This paper concerns itself with identifying and addressing challenges in high school-level teaching with real-time cross-device collaborative interactions. Specifically, it identifies a challenge of inappropriate workload distributions within student groups within these interactions and presents a concrete learning activity with elements specifically designed to combat this challenge. These elements are based on a notion of limiting the innate freedom of a model shared real-time by introducing carefully chosen constraints in the various ways of viewing the shared model, with the goal of making collaboration the path of least resistance in achieving a goal. The paper discusses and evaluates the approach and choice of constraint by carrying out the learning activity in real classroom settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Constructionism Conference
EditorsBrendan Tangney, Jake Rowan Byrne, Carina Girvan
Number of pages10
Place of publicationTrinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Publication year1 May 2020
ISBN (print)978-1-911566-09-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

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