Simple and playful interaction for informal communication and learning Online publication date: Mon, 29-Oct-2007
by Kristina Groth, Cristian Bogdan, Sinna Lindqvist, Yngve Sundblad
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), Vol. 3, No. 2/3, 2007
Abstract: 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.
Online publication date: Mon, 29-Oct-2007
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