Identifying Objectives for a Learning Space Management System with Value-focused Thinking

Ari Tuhkala, Hannakaisa Isomäki, Markus Hartikainen, Alexandra Cristea, Andrea Alessandrini

Abstract

A classroom with a blackboard and some rows of desks is obsolete in special education. Depending on the needs, some students may need more tactile and inspiring surroundings with various pedagogical accessories while others benefit from a simplified environment without unnecessary stimuli. This understanding is applied to a new Finnish special education school building with open and adaptable learning spaces. We have joined the initiative creation process by developing software support for these new spaces in the form of a learning space management system. Participatory design and value-focused thinking were implemented to elicit the actual values of all the stakeholders involved and transform them into software implementation objectives. This paper reports interesting insights about the elicitation process of the objectives.

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Tuhkala A., Isomäki H., Hartikainen M., Cristea A. and Alessandrini A. (2017). Identifying Objectives for a Learning Space Management System with Value-focused Thinking . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 25-34. DOI: 10.5220/0006230300250034


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Ari Tuhkala and Hannakaisa Isomäki and Markus Hartikainen and Alexandra Cristea and Andrea Alessandrini},
title={Identifying Objectives for a Learning Space Management System with Value-focused Thinking},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={25-34},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006230300250034},
isbn={978-989-758-239-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Identifying Objectives for a Learning Space Management System with Value-focused Thinking
SN - 978-989-758-239-4
AU - Tuhkala A.
AU - Isomäki H.
AU - Hartikainen M.
AU - Cristea A.
AU - Alessandrini A.
PY - 2017
SP - 25
EP - 34
DO - 10.5220/0006230300250034