MoSo tangibles : evaluating embodied learning

S. Bakker, E.A.W.H. Hoven, van den, A.N. (Alissa) Antle

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    Using tangible interaction in interactive educational systems can benefit learning. This can be supported by relying on experientially originating schemata in the interaction design of learning systems. This paper presents the design and evaluation of MoSo Tangibles, a set of interactive, physical artifacts with which children manipulate the pitch, volume and tempo of ongoing tones, in order to structure their understanding of these abstract sound concepts in terms of multiple different concrete body-based concepts. The results indicate that MoSo provided children with a physical handle to reason about the targeted abstract concepts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the fifth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction (TEI '11), 23rd to 26th January 2011, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
    EditorsM.D. Gross, N.J. Nunes
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0478-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2011) - Funchal, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Jan 201126 Jan 2011
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2011)
    Abbreviated titleTEI '11
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