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postgraduate thesis: The effect of tangible user interface on iPads in learning behavior: a case study of international schools inHong Kong

TitleThe effect of tangible user interface on iPads in learning behavior: a case study of international schools inHong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wang, T. [王天宠]. (2012). The effect of tangible user interface on iPads in learning behavior : a case study of international schools in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4853944
AbstractIn recent years, the popularity and the capabilities of the iPad, Apple's tablet computer, have prompted educational technology advocates and policy makers to evaluate its facilitation possibilities in classrooms. However, there are few studies which draw on the Tangible User Interface (hand touch screen), one of the most significant evolvements on the iPad compare to previous mobile devices. Therefore, in this paper, the investigator looks at this interface specifically for its potential in terms of usability with input interaction for young learners. To examine this aspect, a case study was employed at three international schools in Hong Kong attempting to further explore the impact the iPads Tangible User Interface on the students learning process and behaviour that incorporate the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), using a concurrent mixed method of observation and interview. With statistical analyses, the amount of student help seeking behaviours at the schools employing iPads was compared with that at the school using traditional laptops. Evidence emerged to support the inference that the Tangible User Interface on the iPad may contribute to reducing the challenges of operation as well as enhancing student engagement and collaboration in class. Implications of the findings in terms of usability, engagement, interaction, practice and future research are considered.
DegreeMaster of Science in Information Technology in Education
SubjectEducation, Primary - China - Hong Kong - Computer-assisted instruction.
Educational technology - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEducation

 

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dc.contributor.authorWang, Tianchong.-
dc.contributor.author王天宠.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationWang, T. [王天宠]. (2012). The effect of tangible user interface on iPads in learning behavior : a case study of international schools in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4853944-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the popularity and the capabilities of the iPad, Apple's tablet computer, have prompted educational technology advocates and policy makers to evaluate its facilitation possibilities in classrooms. However, there are few studies which draw on the Tangible User Interface (hand touch screen), one of the most significant evolvements on the iPad compare to previous mobile devices. Therefore, in this paper, the investigator looks at this interface specifically for its potential in terms of usability with input interaction for young learners. To examine this aspect, a case study was employed at three international schools in Hong Kong attempting to further explore the impact the iPads Tangible User Interface on the students learning process and behaviour that incorporate the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), using a concurrent mixed method of observation and interview. With statistical analyses, the amount of student help seeking behaviours at the schools employing iPads was compared with that at the school using traditional laptops. Evidence emerged to support the inference that the Tangible User Interface on the iPad may contribute to reducing the challenges of operation as well as enhancing student engagement and collaboration in class. Implications of the findings in terms of usability, engagement, interaction, practice and future research are considered.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48539442-
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Primary - China - Hong Kong - Computer-assisted instruction.-
dc.subject.lcshEducational technology - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleThe effect of tangible user interface on iPads in learning behavior: a case study of international schools inHong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4853944-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Information Technology in Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4853944-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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