Collaborative learning skills in multi-touch tables for UML software design
Basheri, Mohammed; Munro, Malcolm; Burd, Liz; Baghaei, Nilufar
Citation:Basheri, M., Baghaei, N., Burd, L., and Munro, M. (2013). Collaborative learning skills in multi-touch tables for UML software design. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications. 4(3) : 60-66
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2385
The use of multi-touch interfaces for collaborative learning has received significant attention. Their ability to synchronously accommodate multiple users is an advantage in co-located collaborative design tasks. This paper explores the multi-touch interface’s potential in collaborative Unified Modeling Language diagramming by comparing it to a PC-based tool, looking at the collaborative learning skills and amount of physical interactions in both conditions. The results show that even though participants talked more in the PC-based condition, the use of the multi-touch table increased the amount of physical interactions, and encouraged the “creative conflict” skills amongst the team members.