Simple and playful interaction for informal communication and learning
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, ISSN 1741-1009, Vol. 3, no 2-3, 191-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Teachers in general usually do not have one single office and they seldom have time for face-to-face interaction with their colleagues since they typically spend most of the time in a classroom. Teachers in rural areas have even less colleagues to interact with face-to-face. In our work with teachers in a rural area near Stockholm, in an archipelago school distributed over six islands, we have encouraged informal communication and learning through a digital notice board connecting all six units. This paper discusses three issues that we find important to focus on in our work; the role of shared interactive displays, simplicity and play as a social activity and the role of communication for informal learning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd , 2007. Vol. 3, no 2-3, 191-208 p.
informal communication, informal learning, rural communities, playful interaction, shared interactive displays, Sweden, teaching, schools
Human Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-55290DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2007.015550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-55290DiVA: diva2:471216
QC 201201202012-01-022012-01-022012-01-20Bibliographically approved