Using Tablet PCs for the Design of Web Educational Environments

Raquel Lacuesta, Guillermo Palacios, Sergio Albiol, Guillermo Azuara, Carlos Catalán

Abstract

Learning models based on competences facilitate the integration of students into the professional world, allowing further integration into the society, where learning is a necessity. The final aim deals with the topic “learning to learn”, as essential step for continuous learning (lifelong learning). In the project introduced in this work we have used the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology applied to the subject Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Students have designed, evaluated and implemented, computing interactive systems to be used by humans. To perform it, students have used Tablet PCs that contribute to do important changes at the classroom, reducing some of the problems associated with the traditional models of education centred on the teacher. Taking into account the enormous penetration rate of devices having touch-sensitive interfaces (smart phones, tablet PCs, home automation systems, remote control, etc ...), and the big perspectives of growth in the short and medium term the development of interfaces by means of touch devices, the use of Tablet PC have let students develop transversal competences using PBL methodology. The study has been centred on the analysis of Virtual educational environments.

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Lacuesta R., Palacios G., Albiol S., Azuara G. and Catalán C. (2012). Using Tablet PCs for the Design of Web Educational Environments . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-17-4, pages 14-25. DOI: 10.5220/0004088300140025


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@conference{idee12,
author={Raquel Lacuesta and Guillermo Palacios and Sergio Albiol and Guillermo Azuara and Carlos Catalán},
title={Using Tablet PCs for the Design of Web Educational Environments},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={14-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004088300140025},
isbn={978-989-8565-17-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2012)
TI - Using Tablet PCs for the Design of Web Educational Environments
SN - 978-989-8565-17-4
AU - Lacuesta R.
AU - Palacios G.
AU - Albiol S.
AU - Azuara G.
AU - Catalán C.
PY - 2012
SP - 14
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0004088300140025