Title: Collaborative learning using tabletop and interactive whiteboard systems

Authors: Tahir Mustafa Madni; Yunus Nayan; Suziah Sulaiman; Muhammad Tahir; Ahsanullah Abro; Majid Iqbal Khan

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, North Jeddah Branch, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ' Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Faculty of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract: The information and communication technologies and interactive displays highly encouraged and assisted the collaborative learning. The recent developments in interactive whiteboards and multi-touch tabletop displays technologies also support the collaborative learning in the different settings. However, there is lack of studies to assess the user experience and feedback of collaborative learning using tabletop and interactive whiteboard systems. This paper attempts to assess the user experience using experimental methods. The findings from current literature were used to formulate problem and implement the prototype. Later on the test participants experienced the system. The findings show that tabletop and interactive whiteboard systems support and enhance the collaborative learning and it can be improved through better incorporation and setting of these systems in classrooms or other places. The overall user satisfaction for using whiteboard was 3.7/5.0 and tabletop was 3.9/5.0, which shows a motivation of using both technologies in a collaborative learning environment. The findings suggest for better design of user interface for these system in order to maximise the user performance in terms of collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness during collaborative learning.

Keywords: multi-touch tabletop displays; interactive whiteboards; collaborative learning; human computer interaction; HCI; computer vision; information systems; user experience.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2015.072255

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2015 Vol.20 No.3, pp.382 - 395

Available online: 06 Oct 2015 *

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