Multiple Line System for Visualizing and Sharing Students’ Commitment on the Tablet PC

Keita Muratsu, Hideo Funaoi, Etsuji Yamaguchi, Shigenori Inagaki

Abstract

We enhanced and evaluated a system for visualizing and sharing the students’ commitment to multiple ideas that runs on the iPad/iPad mini. This system has the following two functions: a) the function for the student to represent his/her commitment to multiple ideas, and b) the function to count the distribution of the students’ commitment. We conducted a science lesson using this system targeting Japanese sixth grade elementary school students. Students were asked to input their commitment to the ideas each time they conducted an experiment. Subsequent to drawing the line the second time, the whole class discussed the commitment situations using the counting function. After the lesson, we investigated students’ impression about the usability of the system and class discussion using the counting function. The results showed that this system was quite easy to use and effective in supporting learning that focuses on tracking the process of commitment change.

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in Harvard Style

Muratsu K., Funaoi H., Yamaguchi E. and Inagaki S. (2014). Multiple Line System for Visualizing and Sharing Students’ Commitment on the Tablet PC . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-021-5, pages 258-263. DOI: 10.5220/0004943302580263


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu14,
author={Keita Muratsu and Hideo Funaoi and Etsuji Yamaguchi and Shigenori Inagaki},
title={Multiple Line System for Visualizing and Sharing Students’ Commitment on the Tablet PC},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2014},
pages={258-263},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004943302580263},
isbn={978-989-758-021-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Multiple Line System for Visualizing and Sharing Students’ Commitment on the Tablet PC
SN - 978-989-758-021-5
AU - Muratsu K.
AU - Funaoi H.
AU - Yamaguchi E.
AU - Inagaki S.
PY - 2014
SP - 258
EP - 263
DO - 10.5220/0004943302580263