Int. J. of Learning Technology   »   2016 Vol.11, No.4

 

 

Title: Interaction interfaces in interactive geometry software: are we exploring new devices and possibilities?

 

Authors: Helena M. Reis; Anarosa A.F. Brandão; Leônidas O. Brandão; Seiji Isotani

 

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University of Sao Paulo (ICMC-USP), Av. Trabalhador Sao Carlense, 400, CEP 13566-590, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil
University of Sao Paulo (ICMC-USP), Av. Trabalhador Sao Carlense, 400, CEP 13566-590, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil
University of Sao Paulo (ICMC-USP), Av. Trabalhador Sao Carlense, 400, CEP 13566-590, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil
University of Sao Paulo (ICMC-USP), Av. Trabalhador Sao Carlense, 400, CEP 13566-590, Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil

 

Abstract: Many research findings indicate that Interactive Geometry (IG) software is an effective tool to support geometry learning. Nevertheless, the various forms of interacting with this kind of software have not been widely investigated. As a first step towards bridging this gap, we carried out a literature review regarding the multiple types of interactions offered by GUI of IG software. We searched five digital libraries and collected 998 papers covering more than ten years (2004-2014) of research in the field. As a result we verified that: 1) most of the studies focused on desktop interfaces based on keyboard and mouse; 2) few efforts have been carried out on the design of IG software for devices with multitouch interfaces. By categorising the contributions of papers according to their goal and research approach we hope to organise the valuable contributions of the community and give directions for further research to build better GUI for IG software.

 

Keywords: dynamic geometry; DGS; educational technology; literature review; human-computer interaction; HCI; interaction interfaces; interactive geometry software; desktop interfaces; multitouch interfaces; geometry teaching; geometry education.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2016.081712

 

Int. J. of Learning Technology, 2016 Vol.11, No.4, pp.285 - 301

 

Available online: 20 Jan 2017

 

 

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