Recent technological advances open broad opportunities to link these spaces, thus enabling the realization of an “extended ubiquitous learning”settings that incorporate and coordinate objects and activities from the mall. Examples are: the use of augmented reality, that super imposes a digital layer on top of the physical space, providing extra...Read More »
Signal Orchestration System (SOS)
The Signal Orchestration System (SOS) augments the physical environment with digital signals indicating orchestration aspects. It includes a manager, where orchestration visual and auditory signals are configured, changed on the fly and transmitted. These signals are rendered in physical devices that students can easily wear in a way that the signals can be collectively perceived (by the rest of the students in a group). This facilitates awareness of the social dynamic and the activity flow. For instance, to indicate group formation, students’ devices can show color signals. The students with the same color form a group. Blinking lights can indicate role or resource distribution, sound signals change of activity, etc. However, the actual meaning of each signal depends on the needs and creativity of the teacher who design the collaborative dynamic and its orchestration.
Prototypes of user interfaces:
Balestrini, M.; Hernández-Leo, D.; Blat, J.: Orchestration support matters: distributed awareness visualization of group formation fosters collaboration and performance. (Submitted)
Hernández-Leo, D.; Balestrini, M.; Nieves, R.; Blat, J.; Exploiting awareness to facilitate the orchestration of collaborative activities in physical spaces, CEUR Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL2012, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 2012, CEUR WS Vol. 931, pp. 55-56.
Hernández-Leo, D.; Nieves, R.; Arroyo, E.; Rosales, A.; Melero, J.; Blat, J.: SOS: Orchestrating Collaborative Activities Across Digital and Physical Spaces Using Wearable Signaling Devices. Journal of Universal Computer Science 18(15), 2012, 2165-2186 (link to paper)
Hernández-Leo, D. et al., Orchestration Signals in the Classroom: Managing the Jigsaw Collaborative Learning Flow. In: Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011, Palermo, Italy, September 2011, pp. 153-165
GTI, SOS and QuesTInSitu participation at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2012
Davinia Hernández-Leo, member of the GTI (responsible of its Educational Technologies section), has been the Poster & Demonstration Chair of the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2012 (Saarbrücken, Germany – September 2012). The proceedings have been...Read More »
SOS: Orchestrating Collaborative Activities Across Digital and Physical Spaces Using Wearable Signaling Devices
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Raul Nieves, Ernesto Arroyo, Andrea Rosales, Javier Melero, Josep Blat.
Information and Communication Technologies Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Journal of Universal Computer Science.
Carrying out collaborative learning activities (supported by technologies or not)typically involves the coordination of multiple participants, in their dynamic assignment to groups and roles and in the distribution of...Read More »
EC-TELL 2011, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
The orchestration of...Read More »