27th Oct 2015, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

MTFeedback: providing notifications to enhance teacher awareness of small group work in the classroom

Presented by Dr Roberto Martinez Maldonado (UTS) & Andrew Clayphan (UNSW)

UNSW Learning Analytics & Data Science in Education Research Group

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In this seminar, we will present MTFeedback, a system that harnesses the new affordances of interactive tabletops to generate automatic notifications about small group collaborative tasks for the teacher in real-time. We deployed the system on a teacher’s hand-held dashboard, that supports  orchestration of a multi-tabletop environment, the MTClassroom. We validated our approach in authentic (in-the-wild) classroom activities, with 95 higher education students and 3 teachers across 2 sets of 6 classroom sessions. We evaluated the impact of presenting notifications on feedback the teachers provided to students. The notifications were based on qualitative comparisons of students’ artefacts against a representation of both expert knowledge and a set of common misconceptions. We demonstrate that our approach can successfully be deployed in the classroom to generate notifications that help the teacher direct their attention more effectively to provide relevant feedback to their students in small group learning activities.

If you would like to join this research group or would like more information please contact Lorenzo Vigentini l.vigentini@unsw.edu.au

Event Details
Public Event open to all
40 Seats available


Mathews Building, Room 308

Key Contact
Lorenzo Vigentini